Upper unit math

5th and 6th graders have been learning about all kinds of angles—acute, obtuse, supplementary, vertical, etc.

But before we begin our work in geometry, we start each day with a couple of puzzles. We have a daily Word Puzzle, such as: NEFRIENDED = DEFRIENDED (A friend in need is a friend in deed.)

Then we often have a word problem that introduces or uses different problem solving techniques. Sometimes we read a “30 Second Mystery” and discuss possible solutions. All of these games/puzzles help students begin to think “outside the box” and develop problem solving strategies. And, perhaps most importantly, it wakes them up and gets them excited and makes them think.

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