RAHWAY — Rahway’s third grade Gifted and Talented students attended the Union County Convocation, Brain Bowl, on Wednesday, Dec. 7th. This Inter-district Problem Solving Convocation was hosted by the Union County Gifted and Talented Association, of which Rahway is a member.
Convocations provide an opportunity for students to work with a large number of students with similar abilities, communicating their ideas in positive ways so they can complete various problem-solving tasks that require higher levels of thinking (analysis, synthesis, evaluation) for longer periods of time, and often at a faster pace. The students have opportunities to work on tasks that require problem finding as well as, problem solving, make real world connections and make use of interdisciplinary, advanced content.
The Brain Bowl focused on problem-solving tasks and activities. The day began with an icebreaker activity (design a logo license plate for your team) to establish their inter-district identities. Teams proceeded throughout the day through various problem-solving stations to earn points for their teams. Stations included tower building, estimation, brainstorming and a question/answer section. Totals were tallied at the end of the day and awards given to the highest teams.
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