Problem solving in mathematics involves the development of logical and critical thinking, structure and organization and the ability to process information through productive struggle. This workshop focuses on providing students with problem solving opportunities in daily lessons. A thorough discussion of teaching strategies and vocabulary development will take place. Problem solving opportunities will be modeled. A work session will be provided for participants to work with grade level colleagues to create opportunities for their students to experience problem solving. Activities and templates will be provided. The workshop will close with a discussion of how to encourage students to embrace the intellectual challenge of problem solving opportunities.
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