I'm working on my systems unit tonight ...
I love the list of systems problems that are posted at Finding Ways to Nguyen Students Over.
I also like the puzzles problems posted at I Hope This Old Train Breaks Down.
I am compiling a list of animals, heads, legs problems ... as well as a set of wheels (cars, bikes, trikes) problems for systems.
I have a few real-world problems - cell phones, etc.
If you know of a great source ... or have a favorite problem to share, please comment! I'll post my compilation in a few days!
Thanks for the link! Here is actually the fuller layout of my systems unit: http://untilnextstop.blogspot.de/2012/01/some-resources-on-patterns-and-systems.html and I also normally lead into it by doing a gentle introduction of systems using the first activity from http://untilnextstop.blogspot.de/2010/10/activities-to-help-kids-understand.html (Savings Race, at the end of which they are asked to estimate break-even point graphically). I love teaching systems!!ReplyDelete
Mimi ... thank you for sharing even more ideas! Can't wait to peruse them!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the mention, Beth! Cell phone plans are always good because the kids can certainly relate.ReplyDelete