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Ch ch changes…. Melissa Aldy. [email protected] iSummit 2014. Our Problem to Solve. Why Problem Solving?. knowing how to execute procedures does not mean students truly understand what they are doing to understand, the students must get inside the topic

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Ch ch changes
Ch ch changes…

Melissa Aldy

[email protected]

iSummit 2014



Why problem solving
Why Problem Solving?

  • knowing how to execute procedures does not mean students truly understand what they are doing

  • to understand, the students must get inside the topic

  • understanding something really is fun (admit it!)

  • lifelong learning – we know how fulfilling it is

  • what research says—handout – Ch. 16

    Teaching Mathematics Through Problem Solving Grades 6-12 NCTM Publication ISBN 0-87353-541-3


Problem solving tasks
Problem Solving tasks

Four levels

  • Memorization

  • Procedures without connections

  • Procedures with connections

  • Doing mathematical tasks


Why slowly how
Why Slowly? How?

  • teacher

  • student

  • parent

    Handouts:

    Navigating Classroom Change Lindsey Umbeck, Vol. 17, No. 2, Sept. 2011, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, NCTM

    Ch. 9 Teaching Mathematics Through Problem Solving Grades 6-12 NCTM Publication ISBN 0-87353-541-3


Roller derby
Roller Derby

A success in my 8th grade math class!


With every success
With every success…

Comes failure!

I learned a lot!


Reflection
Reflection

Sarah is planning a rectangular garden. She has 198 square feet of pea gravel to create a three-foot wide walkway around her garden. Her garden will be twice as long as it is wide.

What are the dimensions of Sarah’s garden?

Reflection:

1. Describe how you felt when given this task to solve. Be specific when describing your feelings of frustration or how you felt when you were successful. You have the freedom to include anything about Ms. Aldy’s role in the process.


Websites to find tasks
Websites to find tasks

figurethis.org (NCTM)

insidemathematics.org

ohiorc.org(Ohio Resource Center)

nrichmaths.org (UK site hence maths)

Yummymath.com (Subscription option)

illustrativemathematics.org


Blogs to read
Blogs to Read

  • blog.mrmeyer.com

  • mrpiccmath.weebly.com

  • doingmathematics.com

  • emergentmath.com

  • deltascape.blogspot.com

  • mrhonner.com

  • fawnnguyen.com

  • mr-stadel.blogspot.com


Twitter feeds to follow
Twitter Feeds to Follow

Brian Marks @yummymath

Bryan Meyer @doingmath

Geoff Krall @emergentmath

David Coffey @delta_dc

Patrick Honner @MrHonner

Andrew Stadel @mr_stadel


My gift to you
MY gift to you

Check the iSummit wiki for 76 problems and solutions for grades 6-8



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