• On 8/31 in class the students watched the Angela Duckworth TED talk on Grit.  The kids then took a survey to get a grit score.  I am passionate about making our students grittier and having a strong growth mindset in math and in everyday life!

    video link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8&t=191s

    survey link - https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-scale/

     

    On 9/4 and 9/6 - the classes used their grit and growth mindset to solve this challenging problem.  Can you solve it?

    Question: Four people need to cross a bridge in 17 minutes in the middle of the night. The bridge can only hold two or less people at any time and they only have one flashlight so they must travel together (or alone). The flashlight can only travel with a person so every time it crosses the bridge it must be carried back. Tom can cross in 1 minute, John can cross in 2 minutes, Sally can cross in 5 minutes, and Connor can cross in 10 minutes. If two people cross together they go as fast as the slower person.How can they cross the bridge in 17 minutes or less?

     

    On 9/7 and 9/11 -  the classes used their grit and growth mindset to solve this challenging problem.  Can you solve it?

    The Diehard 3 movie JUG problem....   

    NYPD officer John McClane and shop owner Zeus Carver are in quite the predicament. A psychopath who calls himself Simon is detonating bombs all over New York City. McClane and Zeus find another bomb in Central Park, and to disarm it they need to solve Simon's riddle.

    The bomb is in a briefcase with a precise electronic scale. McClane and Zeus have a 5-gallon jug and a 3-gallon jug. They are standing next to a fountain where they can take as much water as they want. They have 5 minutes to put one of the jugs on the scale with exactly 4 gallons of water in it, or the bomb will detonate.

    How do you get exactly 4 gallons of water into one of the jugs?

     

    In the month of November and December ...

    We solved the locker problem in class  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c18GjbnZXMw&vl=en

    As class we did the interactive problem solving activiy - TRAFFIC JAM in the APR...  https://www.flaghouse.com/Images/Content/ActivityGuides/TrafficJam.pdf