In this series of videos, I ask participants to work on a math word problem. The goal is to encourage them to focus on process rather than a correct answer and then see how what they come up with reflects what is required by the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Part One: Introduction
In part one of the workshop, I begin by telling my own story about how not being a successful student led me to think more carefully about what it takes to cultivate today’s critical thinkers. Then participants try to solve some math problems and share their levels of confidence.
Part Three: Sharing Processes
In part three of the workshop, we share our strategies to the group. Then we compare the ways that we approached the problem to what is required by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice.