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Part A

Observing Student Problem Solving
  Introduction | How Many Vehicles? -- Using Counters | Problem Reflection #1 | How Many Vehicles? -- Using Numbers and Cubes | Problem Reflection #2 | Classroom Practice | Observe a Classroom | Your Journal

 
 

We've just observed a problem that involved thinking about counting numbers with a focus on problem solving. Now we'd like you to write about your own classroom practice. As you make your journal entry, use the material you've just seen and read as a context. Read the following questions and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.


Questions to write and reflect about:
  • In what ways is this lesson a rich topic for young children to explore?
  • How does the problem encourage mathematical discussion among the students?
  • What is the role of the teacher in creating a classroom environment that is conducive to effective problem solving? Be specific.
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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