Students new to 4th and 5th grade have been participating in an afterschool workshop run by Ms. Gottling, the Lower School math specialist. The children have been solving open-ended and challenging math problems as they learn more about what it means to be a Dwight-Englewood Bulldog. The activities are designed to help students understand what it means to engage, take a risk, persevere, and collaborate. To solve the problems, students must think critically and creatively. Of course, being ready and staying organized always help.
Thus far the children have snapped together squares and folded them to find the nets of a cube. They have built block constructions together using clues. Most recently they have used the process of elimination to identify categories of numbers by analyzing the placement in a Venn diagram of only 5 numbers! All in all, this season brings us a bumper crop of new Bulldogs!