Problem Solving in the Classroom
- Problems of the Week Process
- What might using problem solving prompts in your classroom look like? Here are some step-by-step suggestions to consider.
- Problem Solving Strategies List
- Do you find that your students need some ideas about different strategies to use to approach a problem? Here is a list to use with them.
- Getting Unstuck
- Are your students trying to solve problems, but are often unsure what to do next? Here are some things you can suggest they try to help them get going.
- Scoring Guide
- The long term goal for responses to the Problems of the Week is a combination of good problem solving and strong mathematical communication. We use a 4 point rubric in six different areas including interpretation, strategy, accuracy, completeness, clarity, and reflection.
- Scoring Grids
- These PDF files can be viewed which give details about how the problems are scored in the six different areas. They are general to each of the following levels:
- Trenton MATRIX Grant
- GSP Aligned to Connected Mathematics: Grade 6 || Grade 7 || Grade 8
- PoWs Aligned to Connected Mathematics:
Grade 6 || Grade 7 || Grade 8
- The Math Forum's Problems of the Week (PoWs)
- Current Problems
- Active Problem Library
- Free 21-day trial accounts are available. It gives you 21 days access to the Current Problems and also allows you to view 5 problems from the Active Problem Library.
- Teacher Membership -- $25.00 a year
- Class Membership with Teacher Account -- $89.00 a year
- For more information or school/district membership information, call: 1-800-756-7823
The Math Forum @ Drexel Handouts
The links below are to printed matter that the Math Forum staff distributed at the booth at NCSM and NCTM in St. Louis in PDF format.
- About the Math Forum - generalflyer.pdf
- Current PoWs
- The problems that were "current" at NCTM, with the accompanying rubric and abbreviated Teacher Suppport page on the back:
Math Fundamentals: funpow
- PoW Process and Scoring Guidelines - processrubric.pdf
- Fractal Logo Handout - fractallogo.pdf
- Dr. Math Books - drmath.handout.pdf
- NSDL Workshops - nsdl.pdf
- VMT - vmt.pdf
- PowerPoint Presentation - Math Forum-2006-final.ppt