Problem-Solving in Math
To first tackle a word problem, such as our recent pumpkin problem, students must learn how to READ and understand the problem. We are learning how to highlight or underline important information–identifying what we know and what we need to find out.
Check out some pictures of partnerships solving a word problem.
Here, a student acts as a spokesperson for his group and shares how his partner and himself worked through the problem.
Students As Coaches
Before our first Math Test, students worked with a partner to help each other prepare and review. They used their whiteboards and markers to ask each other questions and coach one another if someone was stuck. Peer coaching helps to build skills and confidence and nurtures learning. Plus, it’s fun!