Monday, October 15, 2012

Math Intentionality (Freebie)

I've found that it's so easy to get stuck asking my mathematicians to think about the same kinds of contextual problems, even when I know there are several other types.  I get stuck in a rut, and as a result, my kids do too and it's not even their fault.  I want to make myself more accountable to the other problem types, so I created this checklist.  The document includes the 14 problem types and very simple examples of each.  My goal isn't simply to get a checkmark in each column but to be more intentional.  I hope this helps someone else be more intentional as well.  Click on the picture for your own copy.





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12 comments:

  1. Great list of examples! Could have used this for planning (and you know I am a planner) when I taught math! Thanks!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, as you know it's sometimes hard to keep track of all the good things that we're supposed to be doing, so I sure do hope this helps.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this! This is something I have definitely been needing...without even knowing it! =) Sometimes, having a "menu" handy is nice.

    Thanks again!
    Sarah
    First Class First Grade

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    1. Sarah, I'm glad you think this will be helpful. I sure hope it helps me out too. Thanks for coming by.

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  3. Thanks for the freebie, Tammy! Here I am trying to get the Daily 5 going and now you are getting me to thinking more about math too. I must say teaching blogs has made me a better teacher!!!

    Crystal
    Teaching Little Miracles

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    1. Crystal, I hear ya. There's hardly a moment of thinking, "I've got it all figured out." Thanks so much for dropping by!

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  4. This is wonderful! I have been trying to get my teachers to be more conscious of the types of problems they are having their students solve. This is a great resource to help with planning word problems. Thank you!

    Jana
    Thinking Out Loud

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    1. Jana, great! I'm glad this will help. Thanks for coming by.

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  5. Thanks for this document. Intentional is the key word! This will help me get there ;-)

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    1. Mary, you're very welcome. I'm hoping this document helps me get there too!

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  6. People like you make teaching a lot easier! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad I was able to help.

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