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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
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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.
Questions/Thoughts
What did you notice about what we did today? What are you still wondering?
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