Developing a Class Culture that Supports Engaged and Successful Problem Solvers

Mathematics and Numeracy
1 Hour Session
Friday Feb 16   12:30 PM to 01:30 PM (1 hour)
TELUS Convention Centre - Glen Room 206
Division 1 (Grades 1-3)Division 2 (Grades 4-6)Division 3 (Grades 7-9)

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New research in cognitive science shows that students are more likely to become engaged and successful problem solvers when they are given a sequence of challenges in which (initially) only one or two dimensions of the problem are varied at a time. By raising the bar incrementally, and giving students continuous feedback, teachers can help students learn to persevere so they can tackle more complex problems independently. In this session, participants will practice breaking challenges into manageable steps using actual problems from contests: the goal is to design lessons that will help as many students as possible tackle rich problems. Participants will walk away with effective problem-solving strategies that they can immediately use in their classroom.

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