Seminar Event Detail

Teaching Mathematics

Date:  Monday, March 11, 2013
Location:  3096 East Hall (5:15 PM to 6:30 PM)

Title:  More than Problem-Solving: Mathematical Practices Beyond the Common Core

Abstract:   The Common Core Standards, with its articulation of eight Mathematical Practices, has placed a welcome emphasis on the kind of thinking mathematicians engage in when problem-solving. But problem-solving is only one facet of mathematical work. More than anything, what distinguishes authentic mathematics from classroom math is problem-posing -- wondering about and seeking to discover what is (or might be) true. In this talk I will provide a taxonomy of problem-posing "moves", and discuss what makes some problems worth asking, and some results worth knowing. I also present examples of how these mathematical practices and values can be embedded in classroom work and in assessment.


Speaker:  Michael Weiss
Institution:  Michigan State Univ

Event Organizer:   Gavin LaRose


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