ATMOPAV Mathematics & Technology Conference, Fall 2011
Suzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum @ Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Session 3: 1:15 to 2:15 pm
Middle School (grades 6-8)
The goal of the Math Forum’s problem-solving process is not to be over and done. It is to think, express, reflect, and revise. Leave with problems to try with students.
II. The Math Forum’s Problem Solving Process — let’s experience a short version together!
III. Debrief that experience
- what did you notice?
- what are you wondering?
- CCSS Mathematical Practices
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Measuring Melons (photos)
Sports Weigh-in (photos on blog post with student comments)
- Problem Solving and Communication Activity Series [pdf]
- Max’s Blog: Mastering the Common Core Mathematical Practices [webpage]
- Problem Solving–It Has to Begin with Noticing and Wondering [pdf]
- The Math Forum @ Drexel: Free Online Resources [pdf]
- Making Effective Use of Math Forum Resources [webpage]
- Samples of the Problems of the Week [webpage with PDFs links]
- Technology Problems of the Week [webpage]
VI. Links to other Math Forum ATMOPAV talks:
Steve Weimar and Max Ray: The Mathematical Practices and Understanding Key Concepts: The Case of Fractions
Annie Fetter and Valerie Klein: Online Tools for Building Crucial Elementary Math Concepts
Max Ray: I Tweet Therefore I Learn [link coming soon]