Tina Roy Best Day Ever
I am a sixth grade math teacher who has been trying to teach my students how to be real world problem solvers. What I have been doing is having them look at an exemplar problem. I had students examine their work against the exemplar. They first made a list in their notebook of how their work was different from the exemplar. Then they did a pair share, then a group discussion and finally a large group discussion. Students created a list of strategies for solving problems. I tried to embed the work in how they approach writing to make that connection. This group discussion is the beginning of a year long growth process.