


Integrating ProblemSolving and Mathematical Communication
Montgomery College
August 28, 2006
Using nonroutine problems, writing, and mentoring to develop mathematical problemsolving and to support teacher preparation. Teaching core problemsolving strategies in the context of the Math Forum Problem of the Week, which is now available to Montgomery College teachers and students.
 The Math
 Growing Worms ss
 Zoo Train
 Balloon Booth

 The Writing
 Examples of student writing and revision
 Problems of the Week Process
 Problem Solving Strategies List
 Getting Unstuck

 Mentoring, Diagnostics, and Teacher Preparation
 Mentoring Module
 Reviewing Student Work Samples
 How Math Fundamentals PoWs Are Scored
 Math Fundamentals Problem of the Week Scoring Rubric for Students
 Learning Your Way Around
 Go to: Problems of the Week
 Use your username/password to login to the site.
 See student work in the corresponding Teacher Office

 Problems of the Week Library
 http://mathforum.org/library/problems/

 Teacher Documents and Guidlines for Classroom Use
 http://mathforum.org/pow/teacher/

 Contact Us
 Steve Weimar
