How can I go beyond asking 20 variations of 622 + 77 = ___?

# Content Area: Math

## Updating Old Questions: A math question that’s TOO high level?!

What happens when we ask a math level that scares off 83% of our students? Don’t *lower* the ceiling! Lower the *floor* through scaffolding.

## A Math Question That Moves Around on Bloom’s

I was aiming for engagement rather than higher-level thinking.

## Healthy Donuts!? Framing a Math Project with a Big Idea

Instead of jumping straight to calculations, what if we framed this math concept with a big idea?

## Strategy Game: Sprouts

With Sprouts, students draw a small set of dots and then connect those dots with lines. The first person who can’t make a connection loses.

## Math Game: Heaps

Heaps is a lovely math-y strategy game that requires no more than paper and pencil to play.

## Just How Much Pasta Could I Cook…

So, just how much pasta could I cook in an Olympic-sized pool?

## So… which is longer: a Ray, a Line, or a Line Segment?

Let’s move beyond memorizing definitions and get kids grappling with the fascinating concept of infinity!

## Universal Themes in Math? With Fractions!?

What if we used a universal theme to guide our study of fractions? These *very* big ideas get students thinking about fractions in a new way.

## Using a Classic in Math!?

According to Costello, 7 × 13 = 28. In fact, watch him prove it…