Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mathematical Problem Solving Guide: Thinking, Applying, Explaining, Justifying and Proving

I don't have much summer time left, I start back pretty soon... I am finalizing the last of my ideas for next year.  I have blogged a lot about my goal of emphasizing the Mathematical Practices more this year.  This year I also want to work on getting the students to be more precise when they are justifying and proving in math.

The students did okay with this last year, but it could use improvement.  I didn't really have anything for them to refer to and I think that was part of the problem.  So this year my goal was to create something they could keep in their Interactive Math Notebooks as a reference.

After a lot of Pinteresting, I finally came up with something that goes with my teaching style.  My expectations are clear so this year there shouldn't be any excuses....
(Well that's in my ideal world)....

Here is a copy of what I came up with. This is the first draft. I might need to tweak it still... The first page is focused on Problem Solving.

The second page is focused on Writing Explanations in Math.

If you would like a copy, you can download here: Math Problem Solving/Writing in Math. I would love feedback... :o)

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