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
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