Max Ray acted out what is happening in Charlie’s Gumballs, a problem at the Primary level from the Math Forum’s Problems of the Week (PoWs). We encourage teachers to use the “Notice/Wonder” activity with students as they watch the video and/or listen to or read the Scenario.

**Video link**: Gumballs

Provided here are freely accessible* links to * Charlie’s Gumballs’* teacher resources:

Scenario [pdf]

to handout or display

Primary PoW Packet [pdf]

CCSSM alignment, possible solutions, teaching suggestions

Primary Problem of the Week Scoring Rubric for Students [pdf]

focused onproblem solving[interpretation, strategy, accuracy] andcommunication[completeness, clarity, reflection]

Notice/Wonder [pdf]

student handout or use to get ideas for question prompts

The “Notice/Wonder” activity is designed to help students develop and strengthen CCSS Mathematical Practice #1, **Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. **["*Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution."]*

* These free resources are drawn from the Math Forum’s Problems of the Week program which otherwise requires a subscription. Resources are available at all levels from counting and arithmetic through calculus. See **this page** for more information.