WORKING MATHEMATICALLY: GENERAL
What's the difference between the mathematical processes of problem solving and reasoning? Click here to download
Communicating to develop a problem solving culture. Plenty of practical ideas here. Thanks Regents Park PS Click here to download
Here is our RAMBEE IR document Click here to download
"Communication in the Mathematics Classroom" provides some general principles for this process, along with several practical strategies. Click here to download.
Are students reasoning? There are two documents from reSolve that should be looked at together:
A very useful classroom poster created by the RAMBEE network that highlights the steps in reasoning. Click here to download
"Why Reasoning?" by Professor Kaye Stacey, explains what reasoning is and why it's essential in mathematics classrooms. Click here to download
"Reasoning and Communication in the Mathematics Classroom" explains what mathematical reasoning is and why it's important. It gives examples of some "what" strategies that teachers could use. Click here to download
Some practical strategies and things to keep in mind for teaching reasoning, " Developing Reasoning Through Games". Click here to download
Resources for problem solving:
Question stem signs: Click here to download
Higher order question stems: Click here to download
Rubric for assessing problem solving skills. Click here to download
Developed by the RAMBEE IR group, this resource explains what mathematical problem solving is and what classroom features and strategies promote it. Click here to download
"Why Teach Problem Solving?" This webpage looks at the advantages of teaching problem solving & why some teachers find it difficult, follow the links to "What is problem solving?" and "Problem Solving Strategies"
"Problem Solving and Cognitive Dissonance" is a short blog post by respected mathematics educator, Dr Catherine Attard. do you celebrate "sweaty brains in your classroom?
Is this a rich problem solving task? Great task evaluator developed by Sefton Infants. Click here to download