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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 problem-solving 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]
Pre-Algebra Problem of the Week Scoring Rubric for Students [PDF]
 
Problem Solving-It 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]
 

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