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How will open ended problem solving prepare students for future math classes

Mar 6, 2016 11:00am

Common Core

  • Math
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    • Mar 7, 2016 2:49pm

      It's about meaningful acquisition of strategies generally speaking. Consider subtraction of digits with regrouping. If students can make sense out of a problem and proceed with logical steps to solve some problem, open ended or not, it gives them a sense of ownership. Open-ended problems help students develop critical thinking and I found that it's more effective when students work in teams. It's about the process to learn that helps in having students examine some method that could be more efficient.

      • Mar 7, 2016 7:47pm

        Exactly what Mr. Villanueva wrote! Very well said. It helps students to know that there is more than one way to solve a problem, and discovering those different strategies on their own or working with groups is very effective and meaningful.