Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionWhy should I keep trying?
Standards and PracticesStandards of Mathematical Practice Standard 1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Grades K-5
Staging the QuestionWhat does it mean to persevere and why is it an important value?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 
What can I do when I don’t know an answer?Why is it valuable to try more than one way to solve a problem?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Help students connect perseverance to their work in
math. Perseverance is a value from many of the Native American tribes around the country. Have students listen to “The Story of the Giants” by Joseph Marshall III found on the WoLakota Project website on the right hand column of the page. Have a discussion about perseverance…what are examples of perseverance from the story? How does perseverance like what the characters in this story displayed relate to how we persevere in our work at school?
Choose a story problem that is challenging to students in the class. Give students a copy of the “Choose Three Ways Worksheet” found in the link below. Have them work independently first to solve the problem, and then have them find a partner to continue to work on solving it. Have students talk about the ways that they persevered as they worked both alone and together to solve the problem.
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“The Story of the Giants” by Joseph Marshall III
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Have students create “Perseverance Presentations” for math. Using story
problems that are challenging to the students, have them create posters
showing their thinking and examples of when they persevered as they
were working. For younger students, create the presentation together as
a class. 
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionShare out the “Perseverance Presentations” in the school through posters, etc. Highlight the value of Perseverance as it is shared.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationHave students extend their thinking about Perseverance to others areas of their lives. Who is someone they know who has persevered through great hardships? Have students research this idea and share the importance of this value with one another.
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