A Problem-Focused Math Lesson Template - Classroom 2.02021-02-25T11:22:32Zhttps://classroom20.com/forum/topics/a-problemfocused-math-lesson?commentId=649749%3AComment%3A413708&x=1&feed=yes&xn_auth=noThanks! I actually found out…tag:classroom20.com,2009-12-01:649749:Comment:4137082009-12-01T01:11:00.907ZSara Coccimigliohttps://classroom20.com/profile/SaraCoccimiglio
Thanks! I actually found out that I do like this topic, but you are right it all depends on the type of students you have and whether or not they are going try and solve something of their own. I hope in the future I will have time to do this, but I know as teachers were always pressed for time. Have you ever tried the inquiry-based science template? its sort of the same thing.
Thanks! I actually found out that I do like this topic, but you are right it all depends on the type of students you have and whether or not they are going try and solve something of their own. I hope in the future I will have time to do this, but I know as teachers were always pressed for time. Have you ever tried the inquiry-based science template? its sort of the same thing. I had a student teacher last…tag:classroom20.com,2009-11-30:649749:Comment:4136772009-11-30T22:32:10.780ZKristen Fousshttps://classroom20.com/profile/KristenFouss
I had a student teacher last year who wanted to do this. It sounds like a neat idea (and I think that's how they do it in Japan) but with the kids I deal with on a regular basis it won't work. The kids have to be really interested in the math and discovering how to do the problem for them to want to work. My kids (I'm at a good school and have some really bright students) aren't interested enough to try and figure it out themselves. I switch the order - I teach them the math before giving them…
I had a student teacher last year who wanted to do this. It sounds like a neat idea (and I think that's how they do it in Japan) but with the kids I deal with on a regular basis it won't work. The kids have to be really interested in the math and discovering how to do the problem for them to want to work. My kids (I'm at a good school and have some really bright students) aren't interested enough to try and figure it out themselves. I switch the order - I teach them the math before giving them the real-world problems so that they can see how the math is applied.<br />
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My student teacher wasn't happy with this but soon came to see that expecting the kids to work on their own with a topic that they're not familiar wasn't going to fly. Aside from that, it takes a lot of time that usually you don't have because of the content we're expected to cover.<br />
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Good luck - I hope you can find something that works for you!<br />
Kristen