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To:Teachers, grades K-12
  • Bev Berns- Keystone AEA, Iowa (__bberns@aea1.k12.ia.us__)
  • Kim Powell- Bedford School District, Michigan ( )

Description: Story problems engage students in problem solving and give context to the mathematics. Dan Meyer’s takes the idea of a story problem and explores real world math; finding math in everyday life. By using the student’s curiosity as motivation, math concepts are learned with depth and transference. See Dan’s interview on real world math to get started: __Click Here__

Common Core Connections:
__CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1__: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
__CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7__: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
__CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.5__ Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
__Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)__
1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering) (capturing curiosity piece)
2. Developing and using models (developing some kind of math model is often useful for estimating and/or arriving at a solution)
4. Analyzing and interpreting data (from the video...especially if students need to determine the useful information they can collect from the video or what they need to still find/estimate/assume)
5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information (this would come out through making the video, working in a group to solve the problem, and communicating the solution)

Video Story Problems in Action: Connected Educator Series: Video Story Problems.
Bored by those dull story problems in your math or science books? Students complaining they'll never use what they are learning outside of school? See how Ben Rimes from Mattawan Schools (MI) creates video story problems to tie the real world into the classroom. __

Technology Needs:

Resources To Get You Started:

Upload your video to the Video Story Problem Vimeo Channel

Uploading steps to follow:
1. Create a Vimeo Account (or log in with an account you have already)
2. Follow __Ben Rimes on Vimeo__
3. Ben follows you and adds you to the __Video Story Problem Channel__
4. Add your videos to the Video Story Problem Channel

If you have any problems uploading to the channel, please contact Ben Rimes at __ben@techsavvyed.net__ or visit his website at __ and submit a question.

Project Details
1. Sign up __here__ for the project.

2. Review the video story problem resources to provide ideas and examples that will get your students started on building their own problem to showcase in their content area.

3. Create a video on real world problem solving to share with others.

4. Upload your video to the Vimeo Story Problem Channel. (Please see tutorial above).

** Please contact us if you need any additional assistance. We would be happy to assist you in this project challenge.