## Year 2 Free Week #3 Lesson Plan

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- (7 minutes)Explain how to solve a significant problem
- Organize students into teams of 4 (3 or 5 are OK). Assign a captain
to each team.
- Explain how a significant problem is solved:
- Read the problem to UNDERSTAND what is being asked for
- Figure out a STRATEGY for working the problem
- COMMUNICATE by showing your work and telling us what you were thinking
- Check your answer to see if you have a REASONABLE RESULT. Try a
different way of working the problem.

- Write these rules on the board (ahead of time):
- The team turns in 1 paper
- All writing is in complete sentences.
- Neatness counts.
- Show your work!

- Let students assign writing jobs among themselves.

- (30 minutes) Peanuts problem
- Hand out the problem
- Read and explain the problem
- Give HEAVY coaching and advice throughout. Make sure every team
succeeds.

- (10 min) Quickly evaluate responses using the rubric.
- Use the rubric for evaluation.
- Explain to students what made some papers good.