How to get students to think independently and criticallyPresented by: Carri CarverWoodward AcademyMathematicsTeacher
Fall semester Take-home test 1 real worldapplication problem 2 of 14 students hadsome success withreal world problem “Why can’t they doANYTHING bythemselves?”A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 5F, 6Take-homeTest Grades
How can I help my Precalculus studentsbecome better: At solving real-world problems they havenever seen before? At figuring things out for themselves?
1. Opportunities for problem solving Problem solving tasks2. Strategies to improve problem solving ability Growth mindset Work Habits rubric (Habits of Mind Institute)3. Assessment Reforms 4.0 rubric (Marzano) Formative scores lead to summative grade (Marzano)
Level Description2.0 / C Routine calculations, utilization of equations, solving equations.3.0 / B Deriving equations, mathematical modeling.4.0 / A+ Analyzing results, evaluating appropriateness of solutions.
Pre-Survey & Introduction Task 1: Growth and Decay Task 2: Coffee Cooling Task 3: Case of the Cooling Corpse Corrections toTasks 2-3 FinalTask: Choice of 3 Rice on a Chessboard, Lillies on a Pond, orThe Big Melt Post-Survey and Open-ended Survey