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Math Project Saturday Seminar - September 16, 2017

  • Posted on: 28 September 2017
  • By: Debbie

LAUNCHING “MISSING NUMBER TASK” -- A NEW TASK FROM DEB AND SCOTT

Have you seen “Open-Middle Tasks” from Robert Kaplinsky at OpenMiddle.com? At the last Saturday Seminar, we explored some, and then created others that can be used to review or practice skills.  I’ll describe how we launched the tasks, and a couple ways to prompt argumentation.

Developing the Idea of "Solution"

  • Posted on: 8 December 2015
  • By: Deb

How can we get students to COME TO UNDERSTAND without just telling them?  In particular, some questions I ask myself include: How can we get kids to really internalize what “solve” means, what “solution” means?  What can we ask them so they don’t lose site of that while they go about the business of “solving”?