Session 163: Does That Make Sense in the Story?
- Monday, April 7, 2014
- 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
- Max Ray
- Taking time at the beginning of a problem-solving session to listen to student thinking pays off during independent work time. We’ll look at the difficult transition from reading a word problem to beginning to solve it, using student work, videos, and vignettes from upper-elementary and middle-school classrooms. I’ll share activities that make student thinking visible, provide opportunities for formative assessment, and help students compare ideas and develop their own sense-making strategies.
- Session Slides [PPT]
- Videos Referenced in the Talk
- Growing Worms: What Do You See? (part 1 of 5)
- Growing Worms: Any Questions? (part 2 of 5)
- Growing Worms: What Do You Wonder? (part 3 of 5)
- Growing Worms: What Do You Hear? (part 4 of 5)
- Growing Worms: How Do You Know? (part 5 of 5)
- Session Handouts [PDF format]
- Frog Farming Scenario
- Frog Farming Problem
- I Notice, I Wonder Handout
- Brainstorming Representations Handout
- More Formative Assessment Resources from the Math Forum
- Powerful Problem Solving
- Learn More About the Book [HTML]
- More Classroom Videos [HTML]
- Other Fun Stuff:
- 10 Questions to Ask About a Math Problem -- from former Math Doctor, Bon Crowder
- Max's Blog Post about Frog Farming
- Ignite! Talks
- Suzanne: Unsilence Students' Voices
- Annie: Ever Wonder What They'd Notice?
- Max: Why 2 is greater than 4: A proof by induction
- Send email to: Max Ray
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