Prepare Problems

Recommended Practice: Plan for problem solving by preparing problems to use in whole-class instruction.

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Preparing Problems for Classroom Instruction

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Watch this multimedia overview to learn what a teacher should keep in mind when selecting problems, including suggestions for how to adapt problems to ensure that students can focus on mathematical...

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Designing Worthwhile Problems

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The two practitioners on the IES Panel discuss how to plan for problem solving in today's diverse classrooms. Philip Ogbuehi is Mathematics Specialist for the Los Angeles Unified School District,...

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Expert Interview

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Lesson Pre-Conference

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Listen in as a mathematics coach works with a teacher to plan problems for students who are struggling with subtraction problems. The coach helps the teacher unpack students’ issues, and then she...

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School Example

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Coach Talk: Preparing for Problem Solving

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Listen in as two mathematics coaches discuss being strategic in the selection of problems and planning for classroom discussions including use of the Pre-Conference Planning Form. Related...

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School Example

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Questions and Prompts for Developing Mathematical Thinking

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This sample material is a copy of the classroom poster from Coach Talk: Preparing for Problem Solving that teachers use as guidance for the problem-solving process. It was developed by the...

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Sample Material

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Resources for Planning Problems

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This sample material contains publications from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and other sources. There are links to 12 websites that have collections of problems and...

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Pre-Conference Planning Form

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Elementary math coaches in the Papillion-La Vista School District use a lesson pre-conference planning form with teachers. Coaches work with teachers to consider goals and students’ experience and...

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Sample Material

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Coaching Checklist for Problem Planning

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Instructional leaders and mathematics coaches can use this self-assessment to reflect on their practices in supporting teachers to plan lessons and to guide students in learning to be competent...

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Tool

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Learning Together About Preparing Problems

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Instructional leaders can use this workshop plan to help elementary and middle-grades teachers learn about the importance of preparing problems for use in whole-class instruction. Included is a...

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Tool

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Planning and Adapting Problems

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Instructional leaders and teachers can use this planning worksheet to guide adaptation of problems to ensure that students understand a problem. The goal is to develop problems that allow students...

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Tool

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