## PBL QuestionAmerica ranks below many other countries in math performance, and our 6th grade math data shows that our students are not retaining what they learn over extended periods of time.
Students in 6th grade need a way to remember the concepts they're currently learning in math long after they have learned them by developing strategies to move their learning from short term into long term memory so that they are able to recall it at a later date. |

Standards:

This PBL is focused on the eight standards for mathematical practices.

Thinking Strategies:

This PBL is focused on the eight standards for mathematical practices.

- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
- Model with mathematics
- Use appropriate tools strategically
- Attend to precision
- Look for and make use of structure
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

Thinking Strategies:

- Monitoring for Meaning
**Activating, Utilizing, and Building Background Knowledge**- Asking Questions
- Drawing Inferences
- Predicting, Generalizing, Estimating
- Determining Importance
- Creating Sensory Images
- Synthesizing Information