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The Math Forum @ Drexel: Learning Math Together

Mathematics from Many Angles CMC-North, December 4-6, 2009
Suzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum, Drexel University
Session 262, Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30, Pacific Grove High School, Room B3

Learn about and discuss activities designed to help students develop and deepen their use of mathematical problem-solving and communication. Help students connect to their own way of thinking, build their ideas and experiences, and develop confidence in problem-solving. Become familiar with our activities including, Forget the Question, Try It, In Your Own Words, and PoW IQ, that each can be used with any curriculum to help students approach problem solving from a wide variety of angles!

Developing a Culture of Problem Solving
Understanding the Problem Activities
Forget the Question
    SamplePoW: Measuring Melons [pdf]
    Student Handout [pdf]
    Enhanced Teacher Packet [pdf]
Try It
    SamplePoW: The Oracle's Oration [pdf]
    Students' Noticing and Wondering: The Oracle's Oration [pdf]
    Student Handout [pdf]
    bread and silver print and cut-out manipulative [pdf]
    Enhanced Teacher Packet [pdf]
In Your Own Words
    SamplePoW: Apple Orchard [pdf]
    Students' Noticing and Wondering: Apple Orchard [pdf]
    Student Handout [pdf]
    Enhanced Teacher Packet [pdf]
    SamplePoW: At Least a Mile [pdf]
    Student Handout [pdf]
    Enhanced Teacher Packet [pdf]
Additional Resources: Implementing Problem Solving and Writing
How to Start Problem Solving in Your Classroom [pdf]
Pre-Algebra Problem of the Week Scoring Rubric for Students [pdf]
Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs [pdf]
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