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Moving Beyond the Right Answer: Developing Students' Math Communication Skills
9:00  10:00 Saturday, October 27
Strath Haven High School
Suzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum, Philadelphia, PA
Erin Igo, McCullough Middle School, New Castle, DE
The Math Forum's rubric emphasizes a combination of problem solving and strong mathematical communication. We'll share stories from online and classroom exchanges illustrating how we help students develop these skills.
 Introductions

 CCSS: Standards for Mathematical Practice
 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

 Math Forum Rubric Resources
 About the Math Forum Rubric
 Generic (studentvoice):
Primary  Math Fundamentals  PreAlgebra
Algebra  Geometry  Discrete Math  Trig/Calculus

 Handout
 download PDF: Student/Mentor Exchange

 Activities
 Noticings/Wonderings
 What has to be Organized? and Setting the Table
 I Don't Know What to Do and I Don't Know if I'm Right
 Must, Can't, Might

 Opportunity
 DrexelNOW article: NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying CommunityBased Professional Development for Math Teachers
 EnCoMPASS: Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment

 Additional Resources
 Blog: Suzanne at the Math Forum [HTML]
Tips on Managing Mentoring
Who Gives Your Students Feedback?
Introducing Problem Solving Rubrics
Repeating vs. Not Repeating Is the Question
Creating the Need to Communicate  Math Classroom Environment

 Annie Fetter: Ever Wonder What They'd Notice? [Ignite! Talk]
 Max Ray: Why 2 > 4: A Proof by Induction [Ignite! Talk]

 Free Online Resources at the Math Forum [PDF]

 How to Start Problem Solving in Your Classroom PDF]
 Problem SolvingIt Has to Begin with Noticing and Wondering [PDF]
 Unsilence Students' Voices [PDF]
 Think You Don't Have Time to Use the PoWs? [PDF]
 Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs [PDF]

