problem solvers: problem: Jesse's train
Julie James and Alice Steimie; Edited by Signe E. Kastberg and Erin Moss
February 2014, Volume 20, Issue 6, Page 346
Each month, elementary school teachers are given a problem along with suggested instructional notes. They are asked to use the problem in their own classrooms and report solutions, strategies, reflections, and misconceptions to the journal audience. This task allows students the opportunity to explore the magnitude of fractions in comparison to different sizes of wholes.
Problem Solving / Problem Posing