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Session 2 Using Problem Solving in Mathematics
Aims of the Session • To look at incorporating the Solving Problems strand into all units of work. • To consider the different types of Problem Solving skills that pupils need to be taught.
Interactive whiteboards have the potential to : • Improve the quality of interactions; • Improve teacher assessment through the promotion of effective questioning; • Enhance modelling • Redress the balance of making resources and planning for teaching; • Increase the pace of learning.
Structure of Support Materials Literacy Numeracy Pedagogy Using and Applying Questioning Shared Reading Shared Writing Word/Sentence Level Numbers and the number system/Calculations Shape, space and measures. Data Handling Speaking and Listening Interactions Modelling
Finding all Possibilities Teaching Approaches • Introduce as a class, pupils complete problem. • Finish a problem together, pupils attempt similar. • Independently with intervention
Finding all Possibilities • Ask Key Questions • Demonstrate Systematic Recording • Helping children to look for Repeats • Deciding when all possibilities have been found
Explaining your answer • Identify the given facts and interpret • Use one piece of information in the problem and see what effect it has. • Choose and use a recording system to organise the given information • Go back and use the other information • Check the answer meets all the Criteria
Describing Rules and Finding Patterns • Describe a rule of a pattern or relationship in words or pictures. • Predict the next few terms in a sequence to test the rule • Use the rule to decide whether a number will be in the sequence or not.
Discussion • How can we incorporate problem solving across all our work in mathematics ?