In math today I challenged them again with a get it together activity over landmarks. They went back to work as detectives and today THREE teams were able to SOLVE the mystery and figure out the data set I was thinking of. I NEVER heard the words "I CAN'T" today and EVERYONE worked extremely hard to solve the mystery! I was SUPER DUPER PROUD of all of them.
Since they did such an AMAZING job I gave them a PUZZLER to try. Only one table group solved it so far so take a look at it and see if you at home can help them solve it tonight! You will need 8 pennies! It is called the CLASSIC DEXTER! You need to start by lining up 8 pennies in a straight row. Next try to TRANSFORM these 8 pennies into four stacks of two coins each. HERE IS THE GAME'S ONLY RULE: On each move you many take a SINGLE PENNY and "jump over" exactly 2 pennies and land on the next SINGLE penny. The 2 jumped over may be two single pennies side by side, or one stacked pair of pennies. YOU ALSO CAN ONLY MAKE FOUR TOTAL MOVES TO DO THIS! Good luck! I told the kids today that if they could show me how to do this in the morning they can earn $1 and a treat from our candy basket! Have fun and please DON'T SAY "I CAN'T" while you are helping them find a solution.
-Spelling workbook page 9-10
-Journal page 23-24
-Alexander sentence strip activity
-What Comes Before and After math page
Have a GREAT evening!