Find problems with a low floor and a high ceiling so that you can refer to familiar concepts when depending the investment in a problem. This uses the idea of schema to help students build knowledge. By introducing a problem and deepening it, you can move through multiple standards with one series of investigations.
Idea taken from Jo Boaler, how to learn math. MOOC summer 2013.
By: Mr. Woodford
I will reflect on ideas and practices I learn through my formative years as a classroom math teacher.