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E.T. Richardson
9:30  11:20 a.m., Tuesday, November 8
E.T. Richardson Middle School
Suzanne Alejandre, Swarthmore, 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.
 Introductions

 Part I: Accounts

 Part Ia: Starting PoWs
 Charlie's Gumballs [Problem #5027]
 Pizza Night [Problem #3539]
 Birthday Trip [Problem #3055]
 Count the Discount [Problem #2911]
 Feathers and Fur [Problem #421]
 Growing Worms [Problem #5143]
 So Many Salmon [Problem #3151]
 Counting Chicken Wings [Problem #4532]
 A Cranberry Craving [Problem #3284]
 Train Travel [Problem #4712]

 Part II

 Why "Noticing" and "Wondering"
 The Math Forum's Beginning to Problem Solve with "I Notice, I Wonder"™ strategy

 Eating Grapes
 What did you hear?
 View in Problems of the Week Library: 4507
 Measuring Melons
 What do you see?
 View in Problems of the Week Library: 5144
 A Quilt Made of Squares
 What do you notice in the diagram?
 View in Problems of the Week Library: 3236
 Four Playful Mathematicians
 What do you notice as you read?
 View in Problems of the Week Library: 2947

 Additional Resources
 Notice and Wonder® [HTML]

 Blog: Suzanne at the Math Forum [HTML]
Noticing and Wondering in Middle School
Listening to Yourself
Keeping Quiet
Who Gives Your Students Feedback?
Tips on Managing Mentoring
Feedback for 140+
Moving from Talking to Writing/dd>

 Annie Fetter: Ever Wonder What They'd Notice? [Ignite! Talk]
 Max Ray: Why 2 > 4: A Proof by Induction [Ignite! Talk]
 Suzanne Alejandre: Unsilence Students' Voices [Ignite! Talk]

 How to Start Problem Solving in Your Classroom PDF]
 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]

