This is the Kind of Math Class Where I’d Like to Learn

I found this video originally on Upworthy.  It is so exciting to see the students’ enthusiasm as they work the real-world problem inspired by a train puzzle their teacher found at the store.  The teacher, Justin Solonynka, truly knows how to engage the minds of his 7th grade students!

How to Arrange a Train

You can see the sequel to the video here. The same students, a year later, receive a slightly more challenging problem.

I love seeing the collaboration and listening to the thinking of the students!

“It was never really about the answer.  It was about the process,” says Justin Solonynka in the second video.