This problem was given to 1st and 2nd graders and many tried to answer the problem by using the numbers in the question and picking a mathematical operation. If math is too focused on memorization then students are not seeing the power of mathematics. The following points should be emphasized with students when learning math. · Everyone can do math! · Emphasize reasoning over memorization · Encourage multiple strategies and ways of thinking · Math is not about how quick problems can be done but shortcuts with understanding are great! · Encourage discussion and exploration · Math should foster curiosity · Math should be relevant and realistic The following video has a similar problem done with 8th graders The following video has more details on the, how old is the captain problem.
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