Problem Solving in the Middle School, Course II
(Rich Problems for Middle School Mathematics)
presented by Marilyn Link
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, June 18-20, 2013
This new 3-day workshop is designed for sixth through eighth grade teachers of mathematics. This year the concentration will be on the problem solving, games, puzzles and art topics that promote mathematics learning and understanding. There will be great emphasis on interaction and sharing of ideas among the participants. There will be time to develop enriching and enjoyable activities that you can take to your classroom in the fall.
This course, along with the June 11-13 HQT Workshop, may be used by an INTERVENTION SPECIALIST to become a HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHER (HQT) in mathematics CONTENT.
- Integrating different mathematical topics
- Solving problems
- Working with puzzles
- Art based on mathematical concepts
- Playing middle school appropriate games
- And MORE...
- Desire to improve middle school mathematics teaching
- Desire to find ways for you and your students to have fun
- Email Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org with any special requests.
- Bring your favorite puzzle or problem
- Have a notebook or binder to record information
- Bring your thinking cap!
- Bring your scientific or graphing calculator
- Bring any other equipment you think will enhance your experience
Attendance at all sessions
Participation in all activities
Share classroom hints
Completion of an activity on teaching middle school mathematics during the workshop sessions
Problems to Ponder for the Workshop
- A cake with a regular hexagonal top is sliced along each of its 9 diagonals. What percent of the resulting 24 pieces are triangles?
- If 1 bucket + 5 jars = 1 tub, and 3 buckets + 2 jars = 2 tubs, home many jars are equal to 1 tub?