Frequent Use Strategy
Problem-Solving engages students with the AKS through a relevant problem or challenge in order to develop knowledge and skills and to deepen understanding and application in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
When using Problem-Solving, the teacher will explicitly model the problem-solving process through think-alouds, written expressions, and nonverbal representation to justify thinking, understanding, and reasoning. When effectively applying the Problem-Solving strategy, teachers will strategically ask probing questions, monitor students’ progress, formatively assess student learning, and give timely and specific feedback.
Students will engage in the problem-solving process by making predictions, conducting research, collecting evidence, and developing solutions.
Problem-Solving is not isolated from the AKS as a separate event or an extension of the learning. It is not a culminating project, teacher-directed, or contrived. Problem-Solving is most effective when it is student-centered and requires students to develop deep understanding as they synthesize, evaluate, and/ or create something new to demonstrate their learning of the AKS.
The Teacher will…
The Students will…
- explicitly model and engage students in a problem solving process through relevant and real world problems or challenges to demonstrate mastery of the AKS.
- teach the AKS through problem solving.
- engage in a problem solving process when given a relevant problem or challenge.
- make predictions, conduct research, draw conclusions based on evidence, and communicate findings.
Effect of Temperature on Solubility
Students will analyze graphs, read texts and discuss thinking through a Say Something protocol to develop the ability to respond to a problem based scenario in writing.
Qualitative Graphs: Heart Rate Monitoring
Students will describe the relationship between two quantities and sketch a graph that shows features of a function that has been described verbally.
Simplifying Expressions: Justified True/False Statements
The students will draw upon mathematical concepts and procedures to analyze their validity.
Math ES 1195-2
In this video, the teacher models how to analyze a pattern to extend. The teacher provides the opportunity to share their thinking on patterns.
Math ES 1197-1
In this video, the students are engaged in an activating strategy where they are engage in a problem and asked to share their findings. Students also exchange ideas to support the understanding of the problems.
Math HS 1207-1
In this video, the teacher engages students in a problem-solving task to start the learning for the math AKS
Math HS 1207-15
In this video, the teacher provides a framework the next steps in the learning for students to collaborate with peers.
Math MS 1200-2
In this video, the teacher monitors students as they work collaboratively to evaluate and communicate their findings for a math concept.
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