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What’s the Problem? Creating a Supportive Environment for Problem Solving in the Math Classroom
Wednesday February 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Sara Delano Moore, ORIGO Education
Sponsored by ORIGO Education
Problem solving is an important part of teaching and learning mathematics. Why do some problems engage and challenge students with productive struggle while others lead to frustrating struggle?
In this edWebinar, part two of a two-part series, ORIGO Education’s Dr. Sara Delano Moore discussES strategies for creating a classroom environment which supports problem solving and productive struggle. Research shows that classroom discussion and discourse is a powerful learning tool for students, leading to as much as two years of growth for every year in school. Learn to use this important tool to help your students with math problem solving.
In this session, learn strategies for grouping students in problem-solving lessons. Explore teacher questioning strategies and resources to help elementary students learn to “talk math” in the classroom. Be ready to solve some problems during the session. Elementary math educators and administrators are invited to watch this edWebinar to learn new ideas and approaches for problem-solving instruction.
This is the second session of a two-part series. The first session focused on problem selection and phases of learning.
About the Presenter
Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D. is the Learning Services Manager at ORIGO Education and a contributing author to Visible Learning in Mathematics. An experienced teacher and nationally recognized speaker, her work emphasizes the power of deep understanding and multiple representations for learning. Sara’s interests include building conceptual understanding of mathematics to support procedural fluency and applications, incorporating engaging literature into mathematics and science instruction, and connecting mathematics to engineering design in meaningful ways. She is a fourth-generation educator with experience teaching mathematics and science at to K-8 students as well as experience teaching pre-service and in-service teachers at the university level. Sara earned her B.A. in natural sciences from The Johns Hopkins University, her M. St. in general linguistics and comparative philology from the University of Oxford (UK), and her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Virginia.
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