Each week students are given a critical and analytical math think problems. These problems are given out on Monday and due by Friday. They are graded using a rubric that requires a visual representation either mathematical or artistic. The rubric grades more on a creativity effort than the correct answer. Students can get the answer wrong and still score 90%.
It is my desire that students learn to think for themselves. They see that there is not just one right way to get and answer while also learning to respect one another\’s differences. They see that they each have their own gifts and talents, but still can achieve higher levels of learning.
These assignments require construction paper, markers, crayons, glue. Some students use the computer and bring their problems in on flash drives.