Problem Solving in Mathematics

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Problem Solving in Mathematics by Mind Map: Problem Solving in Mathematics

1. Differentiated Assessment Strategies

1.1. Open questions

1.2. More than one right answer

1.3. Focus on the process with students

1.4. Interested in student thinking

1.5. Ongoing and lends itself to descriptive feedback

2. Cross Curricular Connections

2.1. Scientific Method in science

2.2. Math can be a part of the sense making in a science experiment

2.3. Rooted in making sense of the real world...can link to social studies or history/geography (i.e. world population increase)- social justice inquiry

2.4. Can be used when looking at environmental issues through language or science

2.5. Can be used when reading a story that involves numbers or a real life context around the cost of living etc.

2.6. Part of healthy living

3. Developmentally Appropriate

3.1. Multiple Intelligences Respected

3.2. Problems can be adapted to the specific needs and starting places of the students in the class

3.3. Can capture the interests of students and engages them

3.4. Open enough to start where the students are

3.5. Builds student confidence

3.6. Helps students to see the connections between strands

4. Use of the principles of Universal Design

4.1. Multiple Entry Points

4.2. Parallel problems

4.3. Holistic approach - involves many strands at once and builds connections

4.4. Respects and expects diverse learners

4.5. Multiple representations allowed

4.6. Multiple means of engagement

4.7. Multiple means of engagement