United We Solve, by Tim Erickson,
is a collection of cooperative math problems—problems for
groups to solve together. It's aimed at high-standards middle-grades
The book is particularly appropriate for new, emerging
unit-based curricula, though its problems will complement any program
in fifth grade and above.
The book says that some materials are available online.
This is the page where you can find them! We will update this page
and its links as the material changes.
This book is related to Get It Together (it has the
same author), which is sold by EQUALS.
Print out the page, cut along the dotted lines, and pass out the
clues. The group has to solve the problem together. The "official"
rules (in the book) tell you that you may read your clue but
you may not show it to anyone else. Give it a try!
here for a sample problem (Znorlian, page 29) (94K, Adobe
Acrobat PDF format). For this you need Acrobat
Reader, (from Adobe for Mac or Windows, it's free!!) and the
- Or, if you have trouble,
and we'll email it to you as an attachment.
Erickson, Tim. 1995. United We Solve: 116 Math Problems for Groups, Grades 5–10.
Oakland, CA: eeps media.