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The Math Forum @ Drexel: Learning Math Together
Mathematics from Many Angles CMCNorth, December 46, 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 problemsolving and communication. Help students connect to their own way of thinking, build their ideas and experiences, and develop confidence in problemsolving. 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!
 Introductions

 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 cutout 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]

 PoW IQ
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]
 PreAlgebra Problem of the Week Scoring Rubric for Students [pdf]
 Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs [pdf]

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