Park City Mathematics Institute
Reflection on Practice Class: Day 3
Secondary School Teacher Program
Aki introduced us to our task for the rest of the week. Each group was to create an open ended problem using a 7 X 7 geoboard. We discussed ideas for the problem on Day 3 and on Day 4 each group came to an agreement on the problem that they would present. We spent Day 4 designing the poster presentation. The criteria that we were asked to keep in mind were:
- Determine if the problem is appropriate
- Is the problem rich in mathematical content and valuable mathematically?
- Is the mathematical level of the problem appropriate or the students?
- Does the problem include some mathematical features that lead to further mathematical development?
- Anticipating students' responses to design a lesson.
- Making the purpose of using the problem clear.
- Make the problem as attractive as possible.
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