CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING ELECTIVE - 2013-2014


WEEK 11
6/9
Growth Portfolio Work Day
6/10
Growth Portfolio Work Day
6/11
Growth Portfolio Work Day
PORTFOLIOS DUE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!
6/12
Village Walks Project
Link to google doc template
6/13
Village Walks Project


WEEK 10
6/2
Portfolio Work Day
6/3
Start Greenfield Village Walks Project - Phase 1

6/4
Puzzle Day OR Growth Portfolio Work Day
6/5
Walks project phase 2 - collect distance and time data
6/6
Portfolio work day OR Walks Project Phases 2-3


WEEK 9
5/26
Memorial Day - No School
5/27
Window Washing

5/28
Growth Portfolio Work Day
5/29
Chocolate Boxes

5/30
Puzzle Day:


WEEK 8
5/19
Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem

5/20
Finish Proofs of Pythagorean Theorem and Reflection

5/21
Begin writing Growth Portfolio
5/22
Puzzle day!
5/23
Growth Portfolio Work


WEEK 7
5/12
The Sierpinski Triangle and Reflection

5/13
Comparing Investments Activity

5/14
Classic Brain Teasers
5/15
Grade the Sample Growth Portfolio using your Rubric
5/16
Puzzle Day and Reflection



WEEK 6
5/5
Having Kittens

and Reflection
5/6
Equations and Identities - Sometimes, Always,Never

5/7
Puzzle Day!
5/8
Organize Binders
Cross Totals
5/9
Growth Portfolio Work



WEEK 5
4/28
Test of Genius and Exeter Math Problems

4/29
"Struggle" article and Reflection

Link to listen to the article

Variations on a T-Pattern and Reflection

4/30
The Tower of Hanoi Problem

5/1
Puzzle Day!
5/2
Assorted Logic Problems



WEEK 4
4/14
1. Sample Questions
Do 43025, 42968, 43044 and 3 other questions of your choice
2. Smarter Balanced Practice Test
Sign in as a guest and try the practice test (using the tools they give)
3. Reflection Questions - Submit Answers in the Google Form
  • What is harder or easier about the online format?
  • How do you think the difficulty and thinking required in these questions compares to the ACT?
  • How do you think your teachers could prepare you for these types of questions?
4/15
Matching Functions and Situations
4/16
Finish Matching Functions and Situations
and Reflection
4/17
Puzzle Day! - On Week 1-3 packets
4/18
No School - Good Friday


WEEK 3
4/7
Dot Pattern Task:

HW: Dot Pattern Revisited:

4/8
Pattern Task Assessment 1:
4/9
Assorted Puzzler Problems 2:
4/10
Puzzles Week 3:

4/11
Reading and Notes- The Joy of X:



WEEK 2
3/31
Multiple Abilities Bingo:

Square Spirals Pattern Task and Reflection:

Easy - Square Train and Pyramid Pattern

Medium-Patchwork Quilt:

Hard - Patchwork:


Task Reflection Sheet:

4/1
Perimeter Task with Algebra Tiles and Reflection
4/2
Assorted Puzzler Problems 1 and Reflection

4/3
Puzzle Day! - Week 2:

Reflection Question: What are the similarities and differences in the strategies you used for different puzzles?
4/4
Number Talk #2
Number Tricks:



WEEK 1
3/24
Syllabus:

Theory of Learning Self-Assessment:

"Can You Think Under Pressure?":

Fermi Problems:

3/25
DotTalk1:

The Border Problem:

3/26
Growth Mindset Quiz

L Pattern and Pentagon Train Task

HW: Complete Task Reflection Sheet:

3/27
DotTalk 2:

Puzzles - Week 1:


Puzzle day Reflection:
3/28
Mindset Study Data Sheets and Notes:

You Can Grow Your Intelligence:
Article -
Notes -

Then either a do the word puzzles or linear and quadratic patterns