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Archive for February 2014

Teacher’s Corner

Meet Lois Burke our featured high school mathematics teacher from Virginia. Read how she found the PoWs, used them, lost them and eventually came back to them!

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About the Book: Powerful Problem Solving

Author Max Ray on our new book, Powerful Problem Solving: Activities for Sense-Making with the Mathematical Practices, “We’ve tried to create a book that is full of hands-on activities, stories, and tips for the classroom teacher – activities and stories that focus on helping students become powerful problem solvers, able to make sense of problems, choose and use multiple strategies with confidence, and reflect back on their work and learning.”

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PoWs on the Road

Tune in and see where we’ve been and where we’re headed. Look for us at conferences or professional development in a city near you. Join us in April as we head to New Orleans for the annual NCSM and NCTM conferences.

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Common Core Corner

In this issue we focus on the third Common Core Mathematical Practice, “Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.” This practice is the most fun.

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Q & A with Annie Fetter: From the Beginning

Annie started the Geometry Forum in 1993. Today she continues to write problems and supporting materials for the Problems of the Week.

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PoW Mentoring Tips

Math Forum Director Steve Weimar recently ran a workshop focused on student work and effective feedback. Afterwards, a teacher asked him if he had a list of good questions that he kept in his “back pocket” for working with students.

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