Technology Problem of the Week Logo

Stories from the Community: Problem Solving Experiences in Middle Grades

9:30 - 10:30, Saturday, April 24, 2010
Session 720, Convention Center Room: 10
    Suzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum @ Drexel, Philadelphia, PA
    Barbara Delaney, Bellingham, Massachusetts
    Marie Hogan, West Covina, California
    Ashley Miller, Salisbury, North Carolina

Powerpoint from session:
    download zipped file: nctm2010_session720.ppt.zip
    view as html: nctm2010_session720.htm

Introductions
 
Story 1
a problem solving approach that engages and builds confidence
Seven Congruent Rectangles: scenario only || problem
download Barbara's Flash clip in zipped format
 
Story 2
using context and visualization to support all students in problem solving
tPow: Balloon Booths
Baking Blackberries: scenario only || problem
Filling Glasses: scenario only || problem
 
Story 3
establishing classroom routines for successful inquiry
Cara's Cookies: scenario only || problem
Eating Grapes: scenario only || problem
 
Story 4
encouraging students to acquire problem solving goals that go beyond just finding "the answer"
Lemonade Fun: scenario only || problem
Kaytee's Contest: scenario only || problem
 
Story 5
helping students persist at problem solving, in particular, using effective questioning techniques and task design
Growing Worms: scenario only || problem
Measuring Melons: scenario only || problem
 
Resources
Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)
(free but require login)
 
Making Effective Use of Math Forum Resources
http://mathforum.org/pd/tour2.html
 
Grades 5-9: Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
Explore applets and other technology tools that build students' algebraic reasoning, and learn strategies for supporting students to learn through problem solving.
http://mathforum.org/pd/algebraic/
 
Grades 5-9: Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
Explore applets and other technology tools that build students' probabilistic reasoning, and learn strategies for supporting students to learn through problem solving.
http://mathforum.org/pd/probability/
 
Math Forum Professional Development Program: Learning Math Together
http://mathforum.org/pd/
 
Contact Information
Suzanne

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

_____________________________________
Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Search || Help 
_____________________________________

© 1994-2014 Drexel University. All rights reserved.
http://mathforum.org/
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.