Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Which One Doesn't Belong?

Which One Doesn't Belong?
Mary Bourassa

TWITTER: @WODBMath

So often the last few years, I hear educators talking about helping their students do more than simply solve problems.  I AGREE! 

But how do you encourage them without driving yourself crazy? How about "Which One Doesn't Belong?"?

At first glance, it seems very simple. Pick the one shape/number/object/image that doesn't fit in with the others. Nothing challenging, right?

WRONG.

When you dig a little deeper, your neighbor won't necessarily see the same thing! If you dig even deeper ... you will find each one has a reason why it doesn't fit with the others! Every single one.

I've shown this to several classrooms, and the students are timid at first -- so many of them are worried about the "wrong" answer -- but after awhile, it's awesome to see them light up at the challenge of figuring out the reasons for each one. I sometimes feel like I'm witnessing their brains grow a little bit that day! 

And it doesn't stop there!

The website is set up for YOU and YOUR STUDENTS to submit a WODB you create!!! You can help grow the collection for everyone to benefit from. (And won't it be cool to see your work posted online????)


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    1. I thrilled you found it helpful - I love when educators share out their awesome ideas and we can all benefit from it. :)

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