Integrating ProblemSolving and Mathematical Communication
West Chester Area School District Middle School Workshop
September 29, 2006
Using the Math Forum Problem of the Week program to integrate nonroutine problems, writing, and technology in the development of mathematical problemsolving and to support professional development.
 The Math
 Ticket Tables
 Measuring a Mountain Bike
Teacher Support
 Lee's Lawn Chair
Teacher Support

 The Writing
 Problem Solving Strategies List
 Getting Unstuck
 Scaffolding for the Writing (and talking) Process

 Student Work: Ticket Tables

 The Classroom Process
 How PreAlgebra PoWs Are Scored
 PreAlgebra Problem of the Week Scoring Rubric for Students
 Problems of the Week Process
 Introductory PoWs
 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/

 Additional Useful Resources
 Welcome to Problems of the Week by Claire Mead
 Examples of Student Writing and Revision
 Reflecting on Student Work
 Student Solutions to 3055: Birthday Trip

 Contact Us
 Suzanne Alejandre
