Sunday, August 5, 2012

#MSMath First Day Activities

I love starting with math the very first day of school.

As 6th graders students do the Locker Problem.  Well, an extended version of it.  We try as much as we can to find problems where we can integrate multiple skills and connections.  

I have 8th graders so we will be revisiting the Locker Problem.  It will be interesting to see how much the students remember and how they will react when we connect new ideas to it.  

The outline of how I will do it is here.  I quickly presented it at TMC12.  The document is still in draft form and not complete. 

We'll get to the get-to-know-you stuff later and organize the binders next week.  Let's jump in and do some math!!!


  1. You blogged again about my favorite problem! Oh, #TMC12 how I miss you all so! I'm so excited that you put this in writing. I expect to see similar triangles. In fact, this fall I think we will have to have a "How do you introduce slope?" post on the MsSunFun. :)

  2. How fun! Great thinking question! Wish I would have been into Twitter earlier... there's always #TMC13 :)