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Part A

Observing Student Problem Solving
  Introduction | Which Group Paid More? | Problem Reflection #1 | Sharing-Division Word Problem | Problem Reflection #2 | Classroom Practice | Observe a Classroom | Summary | Your Journal

 
 

You've just observed a division problem on finding unit prices with a focus on different problem-solving approaches. Now we'd like you to write about your own classroom practice. Read the following questions and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.


Questions to write and reflect about:
  • Choose a mathematical topic that you intend to introduce to your students. How can you use a rich problem to introduce this topic? Describe the problem and the various approaches that you think your students may take to solve it.
  • How does a specific problem promote mathematical discussion and reasoning among the students?
  • How can the teacher facilitate the students' efforts without telling them exactly what to do?
Three ways to write and reflect:
  • Use pen and paper.
  • Use a word processor.
  • Use the form below.
Be sure to save what you have written before you navigate out of the journal section.



journal

Your work will be displayed in a printer-friendly format to enable you to print.

Thanks for writing in your journal. Please keep your entries in whatever format you choose -- you will find them useful for reference later.

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