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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 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.

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]
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]

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