

Problem Solving in the Classroom
 Problems of the Week Process
 What might using problem solving prompts in your classroom look like? Here are some stepbystep 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:
Math Fundamentals
PreAlgebra
Algebra
Geometry

 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 21day 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: 18007567823
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
PreAlgebra: prealgpow
Algebra: algpow
Geometry: geopow
 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 Forum2006final.ppt

