|"I used this problem as an informal preassessment, purposely choosing these numbers and this problem type in order to learn more about my students' number sense and mathematical reasoning. I was expecting a range of ideas and strategies..." (p. 5 - Number Sense Routines> Jessica Shumway)|
At the end of the PD, the teachers (K-5) chose a calendar photograph to complete the assignment...
- Select vibrant pictures to create a meaningful context for problem solving. (Just like I chose the beautiful monarch photo from an old dollar store calendar.)
- Choose a variety of situations provided in the Common Core (NVACS).
- K-1st Grade Situations
- 2nd Grade Situations
- 3rd Grade Situations
- 4th Grade Situations
- 5th Grade Situations
- Choose grade-appropriate addends or subtrahends
- Change characters/objects to relate to the photo (sample situations provided in the links above)
- Use multiple representations to solve your generated problem and the problems posed by other classrooms
- Spread a "Math Curse" around the building by posting the posters around campus for other classrooms to take and solve in another way
On May 13th, teachers brought the poster back to the morning PD. We analyzed which situations teachers chose to use with students and the types of models used to represent the solution.
Facilitates great student discourse
No worksheets involved
Providing a context makes computation meaningful
Students must justify answers with a representation
|All of the collaborative posters (K-5) were displayed in the main hallway for families to enjoy during Math & Science Night!|