Benefits of using Problems of the Week (constructed response problems) as a regular part
of your math program:
- To help students build new mathematical knowledge by solving
rich and challenging problems.
- To expand each student’s repertoire of problem solving
strategies, and develop approaches for making progress when
they are stuck.
- To encourage students to make connections with other mathematical
ideas and with contexts outside of mathematics.
- To provide a different audience for students’ writing,
which is very motivating.
- To provide opportunities for developing literacy skills.
- To create opportunities for students to reflect on the problem
solving process.
- To enable teachers to examine, learn from, and discuss students'
thinking and refine their teaching practices by collecting
student submissions to the PoW
- To prepare students for constructed response problems on
tests.
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