“Don’t take the problem solving out of problem solving” (p. 34). Rather, teach through problem solving, and teach students to solve problems with effective processes and strategies. Find tasks that encourage students to practice a particular problem solving strategy. As students’ grapple with the math, and discuss their ideas about their solutions, they develop skills… Read More Check out the UPS of Problem Solving
To design instruction that allows a diverse class of students to move toward grade level standards, Marian Small (2009) suggests two core strategies. First, use open questions. Secondly, use parallel tasks, that are designed to meet the needs of students at different developmental levels. Research Confident, engaged math students are contributors to classroom discourse because… Read More Designing Instruction That Moves Students Toward Grade Level Math Standards What Does It Look Like in the Classroom?