Grades K-5: Problem Solving in the Elementary Classroom

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Type of PD: 2-Day Institute 
Institute Dates: 5/12/17, 5/26/17
Location: P.S. 343, The Peck Slip School 1 PECK SLIP, Manhattan, NY 10038 
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break included) 
Cost: $500 per person

Who should attend: All Math Educators Grades K-5, including Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Coaches in the grade levels.

It is critical for students’ success in mathematics to build a repertoire of problem-solving strategies as well as to develop the mental resiliency and stamina to confront complex tasks. Given the rigorous standards outlined in the CCSS and the kinds of questions students will now be asked to solve to prove their mathematical competence, educators need to find better ways to develop students’ abilities to problem solve.

In this institute teachers will have an opportunity to explore:

  • Their own problem-solving strategies and habits of mind.
  • Questioning techniques to support students as problem-solvers.
  • Tools for developing students’ ability to deconstruct problems into manageable parts.
  • The difference between a word problem and a rich task.
  • How rich tasks can be used to develop problem-solving habits of mind.
  • The role mathematical models and modeling play in the development of problem-solving strategies.
  • Assessment of students’ problem-solving strategies.
  • How to design and facilitate a powerful math discussion that develops student understanding.
  • Video case studies of students’ problem solving.

Participants will leave with:

  • A clear understanding of the difference between a low-level task and a rich task.
  • An understanding of the expectations for student problem solving as outlined in the CCSS.
  • A range of tools they can use to develop students’ problem-solving strategies.
  • Specific handouts/readings on problem solving as well as a bibliography of other resources to continue their learning.
  • Assessment tools to track student development of problem-solving strategies.

Event Properties

Event Date 05-12-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 05-26-2017 3:00 pm
Individual Price $500.00
Location P.S. 343

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
1 500.00
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