An in-depth exploration of teaching systematic approaches for solving math word problems and developing written communication skills to describe solution processes. Teachers will learn a wide range of strategies to develop students' skills in the math problem-solving tasks of:
comprehending the problem and identifying relevant data
analyzing the problem's internal structure to determine what type of problem it is
selecting a viable solution process and carrying it out
explaining the solution process both orally and in writing.
Participants will be able to:
explore a wide range of instructional strategies for math problem solving and math communication
learn to create exciting math lessons that are challenging and achievable for all your students
find a focus on strategies that can be applied across all grade levels in mathematics
learn practical ideas and instructional strategies that they can immediately use with their students
look at teaching strategies that can help students accomplish the four main tasks of problem solving:
understanding the problem and what it is asking
analyzing the problem to determine its structure
choosing a solution process and carrying it out correctly
explaining that process, both orally and in writing
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