Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Problems of the week: 3rd grade Investigations vs. Singapore Math

Two ways to introduce fractions:

I. A recently assigned 3rd grade Investigations homework sheet:

II. The first fractions problems in the 3rd grade Singapore Math workbook:

III. Extra Credit

What sort of remediation activities should Investigations offer to 3rd grade students who aren't able to divide a heart in half and label the parts?

1 comment:

Julie said...

Thank you Katherine for providing the catalyst for communication with the local superintendant and curriculum commitee. I am new to your blog, but aged with Investigations. I have kids in 6th, 3rd and 1st grade. I hope you don't mind that I forwarded this post along with a requests for justification in using constructivist programs, cost comparisons to Singapore, and providing alternative traditional tracks as options.