Overview
October 4
Part A
Part B  K3
Part B  412
Q & A
Problems of the Week
Ask Dr. Math
Teacher2Teacher

Powerful Problem Solving, Part A for K3 and 412
Friday, October 4
Gibraltar Area Schools
Suzanne Alejandre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Participants will use the activities listed below as a guide to learn more about the Math Forum's Problems of the Week and approach to problem solving and communication. The session will be selfguided with the expectation that participants will find a balance between individual exploration and peer discussions about what they each have noticed and wondered about the resources and ideas. This Handout: Part A will be provided in their session materials.
Suggested time frame for each of the three parts:
30 minutes: individual exploration
15 minutes: peer discussion
5 minutes: record some questions
 Part 1  Explore the Problems of the Week
 go to http://mathforum.org/
look near the center of the page for the
after clicking on that button, enter your login as prompted.

 explore the three areas, including
Current Problems
Problems of the Week Library
Write Math with the Math Forum

 These orientation pages may be helpful: http://mathforum.org/pd/pow_os/

 Peer Discussion 1: What do you notice? What do you wonder?

 Part 2  Explore the Math Forum's Blogs/Videos (choose appropriate level)
 Elementary Mathematical Practices
 Annie's September 9 Post: Noticing and Wondering in Elementary School
 Suzanne's September 15 Post: Noticing and Wondering in Middle School
 Max's August 28th Post: Noticing and Wondering in High School

 Classroom Videos

 Peer Discussion 2: What do you notice? What do you wonder?

 Part 3  Explore the Math Forum's articles focused on Problem Solving and Communication
 Problem Solving Articles

 Peer Discussion 3: What do you notice? What do you wonder?

