Problem Solving Process
5:00 - 9:00 June 23, 2008
- Introductions and Overview - Problem solving and writing to learn math
- Let's do math
- Counting Chicken Wings [Enhanced Teacher Packet]
- Birthday Trip [Expected Solution and Scoring Guide]
- Discuss different approaches and strategic insights
- Our goals and approach:
- Build a problem solving strategies repertoire
- Writing to learn and writing to communicate
- The point is not to quickly get it over and done but to think, reflect, revise and master
- Learn to identify what you know and what you don't know
- Identify the specific pieces holding you up
- Separate what makes it challenging (e.g. not good with fractions) from what you have to figure out (understanding the situation - seeing how to approach it)
- Change the challenging parts (simpler numbers, etc.) so that you can focus for now on the strategy
- Set up practice situations to master what is challenging
- Focusing on student thinking:
- "I wonder" diagnosis. Asking questions.
- Develop a task/intervention that would get you more information and move the student ahead
- Problem of the Week (PoW) environment
- Supplemental Section structure
- Orienting the students
- Facilitating a session
- Submitting and grading.
- Planning sessions: reviewing prior sessions, coordinating with the math course instructors
- How do you want to use and communicate with the Math Forum staff?
- Problem of the Week Library
- Problem of the Week Teacher Documents
- DLC Summer 2008 Wiki
- Games for Math and Social Skills
- Contact Us
- Steve and Suzanne
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