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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.

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 (student-voice):
    Primary || Math Fundamentals || Pre-Algebra
    Algebra || Geometry || Discrete Math || Trig/Calculus
download PDF: Student/Mentor Exchange
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
DrexelNOW article: NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying Community-Based 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 Solving-It 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]

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