Help me give my students a set of Rubik's Cubes for our classroom!
This project expired on April 3, 2019.
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I teach in a multi-aged elementary classroom in a school within a school for highly gifted learners. I differentiate, compact, or enrich all subject areas and teach students at their highest instructional level. We learn through a lens that focuses on collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Our school-within-a-school program consists of two classrooms totaling about 40 students in grades 2-5. We identify learners based on achievement and ability testing, as well as by parent and teacher recommendations. We focus on identifying who needs to be serviced, then we figure out how to best service the children. This means that the structure of our programming can change from year to year from multi-aged settings to straight grade level placements. Our teachers are trained to differentiate and meet the needs of all students. We provide support for the unique affective needs of students.
I am constantly looking for ways to engage students and incorporate creative problem solving in my classroom. Many of my students are interested in trying to learn the algorithms used to solve the Rubik's Cube. By having a class set, each student would be able to preserve their individual progress and not have to start over each time they pick up the cube.
Spatial reasoning and strategic problem solving are great skills for students to practice on a regular basis.
By having our own class set of Rubik's Cubes, we will be able to easily integrate these skills into our daily routine.
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