Mentors 4 STEM Program
11:00 am - 12:30 pm, September 15, 2009
Room 520 at Temple University


  The Math Forum's Problem Solving Strategies

"Successful problem solvers are resourceful, seeking out information to help solve problems and making effective use of what they know. Their knowledge of strategies gives them options."

--page 334, Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, NCTM
Understanding the Problem
Problem Solving Strategies

  Noticing and Wondering Activity

Glasses and Graphs
Full List

  Facilitation Questions

Here is a list of questions that we've asked students to help them think about math.

  Practice - Role Play

Looking at some problems sets from Algebra 2 and Geometry textbooks, let's practice using faciliatation questions.


What did you notice about what we did today? What are you still wondering?

  Follow-up Links

Making Effective Use of Math Forum Resources: Grades 6-8 and 9-12
Getting Unstuck
Handouts - variety of resources [PDF downloads] on the Math Forum, sample problems, etc.
Mentors 4 STEM Blog - CAEL

Please email us with any questions.
Max Ray and Suzanne Alejandre


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