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   Math Forum Problem Solving Workshop
October 6-7, 2005
9:00 - 3:00

Suzanne Alejandre, Annie Fetter, and Richard Tchen

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How can Math Forum @ Drexel resources, namely the Problems of the Week, be used to help students increase their scores on the GEPA?

Thursday, October 6, 2005
Introductions
textbooks used
How do you currently support problem solving skills to increase scores on GEPA?
      Math Olympiad Program (book at Amazon.com)
      Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools
      Houghten Mifflin Brain Teasers
      Problems of the Day (book at Amazon.com)
"learned helplessness" can be an issue
answering questions by asking another question
finding enough time is always an issue
 
Let's Do Math!
Number Sense, Concepts, and Applications:
        Lee's Lawn Chair
Patterns, Functions, and Algebra:
        Growing Worms
 
Problem Solving and Looking at Student Work
Birthday Trip
Reflecting on Student Work: Birthday Trip Student Solutions
 
Scoring Rubrics
General Rubric: Math Fundamentals
General Rubric: Pre-Algebra
Lee's Lawn Chair
 
PoW Submission Process
Current Problem: Pre-Algebra
        registration
        submission, check answer, revision, comments
        latest solution
        calendar
 
Active Problem Library
 
Friday, October 7, 2005
Let's Do Math!
Spatial Sense and Geometry:
        Symmetry Surprise
Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics, and Discrete Mathematics:
        Spinners
 
Active Problem Library
Finding PoWs that align to specific curricula currently being used.
 
LibraryPoW
Once you've found a PoW that you'd like your students to use, remember the problem number and students can submit using this site.
 
Examples: Alignment of PoWs to Connected Math
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
 
Examples: Alignment of Sketchpad Activities to Connected Math
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Resources and Helpful Links
Ask Dr. Math
Index: Teacher Support for the Problems of the Week
Math Tools
Trenton MATRIX Mentoring and Modeling
Suzanne's Mathematics Lessons
Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) - English and Spanish versions
New Jersey Professional Education Port: GEPA/HSPA

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