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Part D

Applying Problem Solving
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You have just seen one application of problem solving in the classroom: students tackle a problem through working in groups. Read the following questions and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.


Questions to write and reflect about:
  • What can you do in your classroom to help students learn by exploring new concepts and skills in a problem-solving situation rather than by direct teaching?
  • What are some advantages to having students work in groups? When might you want students to work individually on problem-solving tasks? Give an example.
  • How long should you let students struggle with a problem before helping them find a solution? What are some questions that can help them without giving away a solution method?
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.



journal

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.

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