Super Stairs

LinkSuper Stairs


Deconstruct the experience. What are the three acts of this story? What were the teacher moves? How is it different than the same kind of problem in a textbook?


Finish the Story

Popcorn Picker

Which acts are missing? What media or information would you need to gather to turn these partial stories into complete math problems?

Proportion / Ratio

LinkDueling Discounts

LinkFinals Week

LinkPrint Job

LinkSugar Packets

LinkSuper Bear


Link25 Billion Apps

LinkPlaying Catch-Up

LinkDomino Skyscraper




LinkTaco Cart

LinkBurning Man

LinkCar Caravan

LinkBubble Wrap

LinkFile Cabinet


  1. Email a photo or a video that’s less than one minute long to that you think will provoke a lot of questions. Deadline is 9PM tonight.
  2. Take the end-of-the-day survey.

LinkDay One Survey

Homework Rubric

  • +1 – It generates a question.
  • +1 – That question is guessable.
  • +1 – Answering the question requires more information.
  • +1 – The answer can be validated.

Intellectual Need Rules for the Road

LinkRules for the Road

LinkMagic Octagon

LinkChocolate Math

LinkPick a Point


fileIntellectual Need and Problem-Free Activity

fileIntellectual Need

fileRoman Mosaic

Barbie Bungee

After watching the Teaching Channel video and reviewing these five handouts, what are ways the Barbie Bungee project can go wrong and how can you make sure it goes right?

linkTeaching Channel Barbie Bungee Lesson

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Just Add Need


filePots of Paint

fileShipping Routes

FileAngular Velocity

FileBead Store

FileBedroom Area

fileCheckerboard Borders

FileBrick Patio

FileCar Wreck

FileMarine Biology

FileMini Golf

FilePostal Service

FileRemote Control Car

filePenny Circle


LinkThree-Act Math Tasks

LinkVideo Story Problems (Primary Grades)

LinkGeoff Krall’s Problem-Based Learning Maps


LinkEstimation 180

LinkStandards-Based Grading

LinkWould You Rather Math

LinkClip Converter