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Problem Solvers
problem solvers: problem: Chewing (on) gum

Jane Wilburne 

December 2012, Volume 19, Issue 5, Page 282

Abstract:
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.

Keywords:
Article
Pre-K-2
Algebraic Patterns
Grades 3-5
Data Analysis & Statistics
Functions
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Representation