tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post7785703130386117072..comments2023-05-31T14:03:46.284-07:00Comments on Exit 10A: What Would Happen If We Took a Problem Apart and Put It Back Together?Joe Schwartzhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02304083254248927187noreply@blogger.comBlogger13125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-42228514690531797572014-06-22T08:05:25.015-07:002014-06-22T08:05:25.015-07:00Thanks for your comment. I think it's awesome...Thanks for your comment. I think it's awesome that you're thinking about how to apply some of these ideas in a kindergarten classroom. Just getting them used to asking questions instead of answering questions would be a big step. Maybe even starting with picture prompts. We have amazing kindergarten teachers at my school who are eager to experiment and explore. Next year my goal is to focus a little more on our K-2 classrooms. Joe Schwartzhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02304083254248927187noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-69156507113230840232014-06-21T13:01:27.942-07:002014-06-21T13:01:27.942-07:00Great blog. Thanks for sharing. Trying to think w...Great blog. Thanks for sharing. Trying to think what that might look like in kindergarten. "Our class has 3 caterpillars,2 chrysalises, and 1 butterfly. What questions/problems could we be trying to solve? " Perhaps it could be a FAQ assignment where the students need to come up with the FAQ for a presentation. Just thinking aloud. This could cross over into science easily. Thanks again. Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17398726964264536306noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-11404696114703749772014-03-18T17:01:17.072-07:002014-03-18T17:01:17.072-07:00Steve,
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Mo...Steve,<br /> Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Most of what's happening in the "Math twitter blogosphere" is centered around middle and high school content, and those folks (Dan Meyer, Fawn Nguyen, et. al) are much more qualified than I am to suggest how this approach could be used there. You might want to start with one of Dan's or Andrew Stadel's 3-acts. Robert Kaplinsky also has a great collection of interesting ideas and lessons on his site, and they're all connected to common core standards.<br /> But I will say that we struggle with the same tension. We attempt to embed content standards in our projects, and try whenever possible to let the math arise from the problems. We also turn our attention to the practice standards, and I understand that even common core critics agree that the practice standards are valuable; some say the best thing that came out of the entire enterprise.<br /> I am glad you are interested in experimenting. Good luck and let me know how it goes.Joe Schwartzhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02304083254248927187noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-48583980584905126232014-03-18T05:28:47.652-07:002014-03-18T05:28:47.652-07:00I would love to implement something like this in m...I would love to implement something like this in my classroom, but am having a hard time getting my head around how to still address all the Common Core standards while doing it. (High school algebra and geometry)<br /><br />RonRon Knapperhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16962637846115873847noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-60195294696338772652014-03-07T02:32:00.093-08:002014-03-07T02:32:00.093-08:00Thanks for the suggestion Karen. It is very power...Thanks for the suggestion Karen. It is very powerful. Right now we're in the middle of another round with our fourth graders with a different prompt. If you try it out, let me know how it goes.Joe Schwartzhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02304083254248927187noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-13642401642232556512014-03-06T04:26:34.536-08:002014-03-06T04:26:34.536-08:00Seems like Powerful Problem Solving might be a goo...Seems like Powerful Problem Solving might be a good name for the process. Thanks for sharing.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09272848752635867521noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-70748805363315326632014-03-04T17:36:34.186-08:002014-03-04T17:36:34.186-08:00Thanks for stopping by Michael. Fortunately for u...Thanks for stopping by Michael. Fortunately for us the party never ends. I'm sure this is an idea that has been circulating around for years. Let me know how it works in your classroom.Joe Schwartzhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02304083254248927187noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-51345362473275882252014-03-04T14:26:38.712-08:002014-03-04T14:26:38.712-08:00I guess I am late to this party.
This is interest...I guess I am late to this party. <br />This is interesting. I had a book club meeting with some other 6th grade math teachers. The leader discussed chapter 4 of a book called. Powerful Problem Solving by Max Ray of the Math Forum at Drexel. It was the same idea. Giving kids some information and asking them what they wondered about the data and what they saw.Michaelhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09347705420404423539noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-47898276602071501832014-01-27T14:20:41.539-08:002014-01-27T14:20:41.539-08:00Thanks so much. Go right ahead and please let me ...Thanks so much. Go right ahead and please let me know how it goes.Joe Schwartzhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02304083254248927187noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-21153264782057478962014-01-27T11:43:13.247-08:002014-01-27T11:43:13.247-08:00Ooops- forgot to say why. Because I love it. Ooops- forgot to say why. Because I love it. Turtle Gunn Tomshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14821223688546846237noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-89020523124309988642014-01-27T11:41:53.782-08:002014-01-27T11:41:53.782-08:00Hi Joe,
I'd like to reference this blog post ...Hi Joe,<br /><br />I'd like to reference this blog post in an upcoming webinar for teachers in Georgia. May I? <br />Thanks,<br />TurtleTurtle Gunn Tomshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14821223688546846237noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-60370183039140864602014-01-26T17:54:53.078-08:002014-01-26T17:54:53.078-08:00Good question and one I hadn't thought about. ...Good question and one I hadn't thought about. I wouldn't say that it was crucial that they were trying to guess the actual problem; I think it added a little extra excitement, maybe in the kind of way the kids get excited when they do the estimation 180 activities. As more information is revealed you can re-evaluate your prediction and then see how close you get. I'm working now on a post that will describe a similar problem-solving model that I used in 5th grade this year that did not involve guessing the actual problem, and the engagement and excitement level was still really high. I had a notion that it would be valuable for the kids to see how those kinds of problems were built, that maybe then they wouldn't seem so intimidating.Joe Schwartzhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02304083254248927187noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1907702537884089718.post-87871586421518081882014-01-26T17:35:59.145-08:002014-01-26T17:35:59.145-08:00This is really cool.
Do you think you would'v...This is really cool.<br /><br />Do you think you would've gotten the same reaction out of kids if you had just tasked them with asking a mathematical question about that context? Or was it crucial that they were trying to guess the actual problem?Michael Pershanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17046644130957574890noreply@blogger.com