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Integrating Problem-Solving 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 non-routine problems, writing, and technology in the development of mathematical problem-solving 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 Pre-Algebra PoWs Are Scored
Pre-Algebra 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

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