Monitor and reflect on the problem-solving process, and debrief to explain and compare problem-solving strategies.

Students’ math learning and problem solving improves when they monitor and reflect on their thinking as they work, examining what they’re doing and why, evaluating the steps they’re taking to solve the problem, and connecting new concepts to what they already know. While the ultimate goal is for students to do this independently, teachers may need to support students by providing appropriate reflection prompts and modeling their use when a new activity or concept is introduced. Teachers can use monitoring, reflection, and debriefing throughout the problem-solving process.

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Debriefing Student Solutions

Teachers can use this tool as a guide to help them remember prompts and strategies that extend students’ thinking about problem solving while they debrief different approaches to solving a...

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03/05/2014
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Learning Together About Monitoring and Debriefing

With this workshop, professional development providers can help teachers practice facilitating their students’ monitoring of their thinking during problem solving and verbalizing alternative ways...

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03/05/2014
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Observing Students' Understanding of the Problem-Solving Process

Teachers can use this observation tool to monitor students’ understanding of the problem-solving process and determine needs for additional instruction. Related Media: Monitoring the...

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03/05/2014
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Developing Problem-Solving Thinkalouds

This instructional planner helps mathematics coaches and teachers plan how they will demonstrate to students how to reflect on their thinking as they solve problems. The planner helps prepare a...

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03/05/2014
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Tasks and Question Prompts

This sample question list is organized to go along with tasks in problem solving. Teachers can use this list to prepare prompts and to help students monitor and reflect during the problem-solving...

Sample Material
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03/05/2014
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Coach Talk: Debriefing in Problem Solving

Coach Talk: Debriefing in Problem Solving

Listen to two mathematics coaches from the Papillion-LaVista School District share the concepts they emphasize when working with teachers, including the importance of comparing multiple approaches...

School Example
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03/05/2014
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Monitoring Progress While Solving Problems

Monitoring Progress While Solving Problems

Dr. Sybilla Beckmann demonstrates how to help students monitor their progress and reflect on their reasoning while solving a challenging problem.

Expert Interview
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03/05/2014
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Helping Students Debrief

Helping Students Debrief

Dr. Mark Driscoll provides practical advice on building students' habits of reasoning by structuring discussions using particular questions and written tools. See also Multiple Problem-Solving...

Expert Interview
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02/14/2014
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Monitoring the Problem-Solving Process

Monitoring the Problem-Solving Process

Listen to Dr. Sybilla Beckmann describe strategies for helping students monitor and reflect during the problem-solving process.

Expert Interview
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02/14/2014
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Talking Through Problems and Their Solutions

Talking Through Problems and Their Solutions

This multimedia overview describes the basic steps students can learn to monitor their problem-solving process. The tasks and prompts can be used throughout the problem-solving process to encourage...

Overview
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02/14/2014
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