This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 1.00, as of 2008-07-15.
Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 1
Content here is solving word problems targeted for middle school. Some basic algebra and geometry ideas are suggested in this resource and the ‘apples in a bag’ scenario could involve some probability. The directions are very specific to this teacher’s classroom so instructions would need modified and there are a few spelling errors. This resource does not include any suggested responses or rubric for student evaluation. Strategies students would apply will vary widely depending on prior knowledge (contributor’s intent is uncertain). The CRT likes the ‘how handy are you?’ scenario; this is an interesting use of rates and real life differences between rightys & leftys… sounds like there are options to extend this fun data gathering activity.
Information - 5 Minute Energizers
Use the last five minutes of each class (all levels) daily, to involve all students in communicating while doing energizers (nonroutine, problem-solving activities.)