problem solvers: problem: Chewing (on) gum
December 2012, Volume 19, Issue 5, Page 282
Elementary school teachers have access to a new problem each month, along with suggested instructional notes. Teachers are asked to use the problem in their own classrooms and report solutions, strategies, reflections, and misconcep¬tions to the journal audience. This month’s problem motivates wondering and investigation with a simple question: Have you ever chewed gum? The questions on the activity sheet prompt students to explore the history of chewing gum, brands, and popular flavors.
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