Thursday, November 4, 2010

Math problems of the week: 2nd grade Everyday Math vs. Singapore Math

I. The final fractions word problem in the final fractions chapter of the 2nd grade Everyday Math Student Math Journal Volume 2, p. 211:


Write a faction story. Ask your partner to solve it.

II. The final fractions word problem in the final fractions chapter of the 2nd grade Singapore Math Primary Mathematics 2B Workbook, p. 111:

Pauline has 3 pairs of shoes. 
She has a pair of blue sneakers, a pair of brown dress shoes and a pair of brown sandals.
What fraction of her shoes are brown?

III. Extra Credit:

Estimate the fraction of Everyday Math student-generated problems that are more difficult than the Singapore Math problem is.

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