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Part C

Defining Problem Solving
  Introduction | Connecting to Other Problem-Solving Experiences | Teacher's Role | Monitor and Reflect on Problem Solving | Providing Rich Problems | Your Journal


We've just defined the Problem-Solving Standard in more detail. Now we'd like you to read the following questions and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • What are the important things to consider as you select rich mathematics problems for your students to solve?
  • Identify some problem-solving strategies that you'd like to introduce to your class. What are some important things to consider as you incorporate the strategies into your classroom?
  • Think about the use of diagrams and manipulative materials for multiplication and division problems. What other diagrams or materials could be used? What other multiplication and division problems could be connected to diagrams?
  • Do you understand the Problem-Solving Standard? How would you explain and defend it to a skeptical colleague?
Three ways to write and reflect:
  • Use pen and paper.
  • Use a word processor.
  • Use the form below.
Be sure to save what you have written before you navigate out of the journal section.


Your work will be displayed in a printer-friendly format to enable you to print.

Thanks for writing in your journal. Please keep your entries in whatever format you choose -- you will find them useful for reference later.

And now, please take a moment to relax, if you haven't already -- or even if you have!

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