In math this week, first graders created drawings to solve math problems.They learned that the first step in problem-solving is to identify what one knows and what one needs to find out. They learned that math drawings are different than art drawings. In art, observation and attention to detail are critical skills. When working on math drawings, detail is not of utmost importance. Rather, an accurate representation of the numbers involved is paramount. First graders then independently created drawings and a number model to solve an open-ended problem. Students then critiqued sample solutions to the problem. These samples emphasized the idea that the drawings must be accurate representations of the numbers in the problems.