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Choosing and Using Problem Solving Strategies in Maths, Yrs F-6

Running time: 40 min

Type: Ready to Go Lesson

Years: 3-4

Presenter: Rob

Course code: C003

Choosing and Using Problem Solving Strategies in Maths, F-6

Argy Bargy Bus Drivers - Open Ended Activity

In a 40-minute ready-to-go numeracy lesson, Rob Vingerhoets demonstrates how to engage students in problem-solving using open-ended strategies in the "Argy Bargy Bus Drivers" activity. He shows differentiation for all learners, from Mini-Lesson to Independent Activity, guiding them through questioning and reflection. Tools like 'Key Words' enhance vocabulary and support reflection.

Suitable for Years 3-4, the task involves solving a bus route fairness issue based on commission pay. Workshop participants contribute questions for teaching support. Rob's lesson emphasises active student participation, critical thinking, and collaborative problem-solving skills essential for real-world scenarios.

Rob Vingerhoets

Rob Vingerhoets is an experienced educator and subject matter expert. He has worked extensively with teachers and students in Melbourne, Country Victoria, and internationally in New York City and Beijing. Previously, he served as a primary school principal, curriculum coordinator, and classroom teacher. Rob is known for his bestselling math resource books, articles, and engaging presentations on hands-on math practices. He promotes the belief that "maths doesn't have to hurt" and collaborates with students, teachers, administrators, and parents in various schools.



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