Creative Problem Solving 2014-2015

TRI 3: 2014-2015

Link to Binder Organization
Math Skills and Disposition Skills List


WEEK 11
6/1
Growth Portfolio Work Day
6/2
Growth Portfolio Work Day
6/3
Last Giant Inflatables Work Day
6/4
Growth Portfolios Due!!
6/5
Last Puzzle Day


WEEK 10
5/24
No School - Memorial Day
5/25
Giant Inflatables Work Day
5/26
Growth Portfolio Work Day
5/27
Puzzle Day/Senior Finals
5/28
Giant Inflatables Work Day


WEEK 9
5/18
Start Giant Inflatables Project
5/19
Continue Giant Inflatables
5/20
Puzzle Day!

5/21
Portfolio Work Day
5/22
Giant Inflatables Work Day


WEEK 8
5/11
Classic Brain Teasers

5/12
Sequences and Equations

5/13
Finish Dots Pattern Task/Sequences and Equations and Reflection
5/14
Puzzle Day

5/15
Growth Portfolio Work Day
-Write and SHARE your write-up for a growth skill
See this document for extra hints and directions


WEEK 7
5/4
Making Money? Comparing Investments

5/5
Having Kittens Activity

+ Task Reflection Sheet

5/6
Joy of X reading and notes


5/7
Read and grade sample growth portfolio
5/8
Puzzle Day



WEEK 6
4/27
Tables and Function Families - Patterns in Algebra

4/28
Growth Portfolio Day 1
4/29
Puzzle Day

4/30
Pattern Task Assessment

5/1
No Class - Half Day


WEEK 5
4/20
Mixed Problems Packet
4/21
Build Wooden Puzzle Cubes
4/22
Build Wooden Puzzle Cubes
4/23
Build and SOLVE Wooden Puzzle Cubes
4/24
Puzzle Day



WEEK 4
4/13
Link to
article "Struggle for Smarts? How Eastern and Western Cultures Tackle Learning"

Function and Situation Matching Activity

4/14
Continue Function and Situation Matching
4/15
Finish Function and Situation Matching
Task Reflection Sheet:
4/16
Variations on a T-Pattern

4/17
Puzzle Day!

Spring Break

WEEK 3
3/30
Exeter Math
3/31
Sierpinski Triangle and Reflection

4/1
Budgets and Billions Activity
4/2
Puzzle Day!

4/3
No Class - Spring Break


WEEK 2
3/23
Assorted Puzzler Problems

3/24
Algebra Tiles Perimeter Task

3/25
Choose Your Pattern Task
Beginner:
Intermediate:
Advanced:
Reflection Questions
3/26
Puzzle Day

3/27
Growth Reflection Readings, Notes, and Essay



Essay: Write a short reflective essay about the readings. Your writing should address,
but is not limited to, the following questions:
*What fact most surprised or interested you?
*How do the ideas in the readings relate to your life inside school? Outside school?
*How do you think the ideas in the readings relate to what we do in this class?
*What is your overall reactions to the readings?


Syllabus:
Contact Info Sheet:

WEEK 1
3/16
Mindset Quiz:
"Can You Think Under Pressure?"

Fermi Problems:
3/17
Present the Fermi Problems
The Border Problem

3/18
Complete Task Reflection for the Border Problem

L-Pattern Task

Reflection Questions:
1.How was this task similar or different than the Border Problem from yesterday?
2. Did you use any strategies from yesterday's problem?
3. Give the task a 1-10 difficulty rating and explain why.
3/19
Introduction to Growth Mindset
Mindset Quiz:

Pentagon Train Task:


HW: Square Spirals Task

-Don't leave anything blank.
-If you get stuck, explain why, describe what you do know, ask a question, etc.
3/20
Puzzle Day - Week 1

Reflection