Math.Practice.MP1
Common core State Standards
 Math: Math
 Practice: Mathematical Practice Standards

MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, \"Does this make sense?\" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
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Thought starters
 How does the graphic organizer help scaffold problem solving for students?
 Why does Ms. Saul choose to have students work alone without help?
 How do "Heads Together Butts Up" and "Studentled Solutions" contribute to the class culture around problem solving?
Teachers
Jen Saul
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Grades 612, All Subjects, Civic Engagement
Lovie Harris Jul 26, 2019 10:04pm
Lovie Harris
The video I selected was Persistence in Problem Solving
This video related to microcredential with ways to allow students to explain how they came up with an answer to a math problem. They had to show three ways and by showing three ways they could see if all three ways allowed them to get the same answer which would boost their confidence in problem solving or show if a mistake was made.
I teach Kindergarteners so trying to get them to explain at first would be difficult. They could show how to count numbers using manipulatives as well as grouping to show how many groups you can get out of a given number.(e.g. 8 would be two groups of 4 or 4 groups of 2) My concerns would be monitoring during group activity to make sure everyone in the group is participating and not just relying on one person to do the work.
ayanna butler Apr 8, 2019 1:04pm
Awesome idea!!!
Tanya Burns May 3, 2018 11:35am
Alex Berrios Apr 26, 2018 1:54pm
michelle Faulkner Apr 26, 2018 10:56am