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4 Math Problems Worth Solving That Students Will Love

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Patrick Vennebush, Math Education Consultant, Falls Church, VA
Sponsored by MathResources Inc.


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The old adage says that math textbooks are sad because they have too many problems, but in truth, they’re sad because they have too many exercises. When students attempt challenging “problems worth solving,” they develop conceptual understanding and improve procedural fluency. When carefully selected and sensibly implemented, great problems allow struggling students to participate while still challenging your highest achievers.

In this edWebinar, tackle four math problems worth solving with math education consultant Patrick Vennebush. In this session, he discusses:

  • Three strategies for successfully implementing the four demonstrated problems in your classroom
  • How to identify additional math problems worth solving
  • A dozen resources where you can find more problems worth solving

This recorded edWebinar is designed for educators and administrators working with middle school and high school students.

Patrick VennebushAbout the Presenter
Patrick Vennebush is a math education consultant in Falls Church, Virginia. To show kids (and teachers) how much fun math can be, he wrote Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks and More Jokes 4 Mathy Folks. And to make sure that all kids have fun while learning math effectively, he led the development of not one, but two groundbreaking, award-winning digital curricula. He is extremely passionate about problem solving and effective instruction. You can find Patrick at Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks.


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MathResources Inc
MathResources is a full-service provider to the North American publishing industry. The company is a premier developer of math software and math content for many of the leading publishers.

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