Today I attended a math network workshop. I don't know about you but workshops affect me in one of 3 ways:
1. inspire me, can't wait to get back to class and try these things.
2. overwhelm me, can't wait to get home, put on pjs and veg. in front of the t.v., giving my brain time to stop hurting and digest all the info.
3. frustrate me
Today's workshop was a combination of the first two. Started out strong, but by the end I had a headache and could not talk about math any longer. No matter how I leave a workshop I always try to take away two pieces of learning: 1 thing that I am going to try in my classroom immediately and 1 that I will work towards.
So here's todays use immediately learning. In my class we work really hard on talking about our math problem solving and the problem solving of our classmates and have become pretty good at it (click here to get a copy of our math sharing sentence starters). Now we are going to focus on proving and disproving our answers. I think we are ready for this step. So I made these little posters and sample problem to help guide this next step. Click here for a free copy.
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