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Get Your Students Hooked On Noticing and Wondering
9:30  10:30, Saturday, December 3
Pacific Grove Middle School
Marie Hogan, West Covina, California
Suzanne Alejandre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Learn how to implement a problemsolving technique that helps all students engage comfortably so that they are able to communicate their mathematical reasoning. It helps students who would race to finish the problem, slow down, while it helps the students who would give up immediately have something that hooks them in. Participants will leave with resources that keep students motivated, engaged, and communicating at higher levels of thinking.
Powerpoint from session:
download PPT: asilomar2011.ppt
download PDF: asilomar2011.pdf
 Introductions

 Why "Noticing" and "Wondering"
 The Math Forum's Noticing and Wondering strategy

 Eating Grapes
 What did you hear?
 [PDF downloads]: Scenario  Problem  Packet  Rubric

 Measuring Melons
 What do you see?
 [PDF downloads]: Scenario  Photos Only  Problem  Packet  Rubric

 A Quilt Made of Squares
 What do you notice in the diagram?
 [PDF downloads]: Scenario  Problem  Packet  Rubric

 Four Playful Mathematicians
 What do you notice as you read?
 [PDF downloads]: Scenario  Problem  Solutions and Commentary

 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.

 Additional Resources
 Blog: Suzanne at the Math Forum [HTML]
 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]
 Incorporating Financial Education into the Math Classroom [HTML]
 PreAlgebra Problem of the Week Scoring Rubric for Students [PDF]

 Problem SolvingIt Has to Begin with Noticing and Wondering [PDF]
 Think You Don't Have Time to Use the PoWs? [PDF]
 Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs [PDF]

