Because their minds and thinking are being challenged in every way. At first I thought the Act 2 section we were working on today would be easy. Oh no!! I had alot of students not recognize the 4 pebbles as a square. I had to ask students to make 4 with their beans. As you can see they wanted to ADD beans.
A student asked this question and I told her to write it in her note book so she can bring it up when we discuss. It was a great question and students other than herself felt the same way as her after she shared her question.
Also, I had a group of students want to use the quadratic expression to try work backwards to calculate a square’s root. We weren’t successful but their minds were definitely thinking outside the box! LOTS of great thinking happening!
It was a great day that made my student’s heads hurt from thinking critically!