Date: Monday, March 11, 2013
Location: 3096 East Hall (5:15 PM to 6:30 PM)
Title: More than ProblemSolving: 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 problemsolving. But problemsolving is only one facet of mathematical work. More than anything, what distinguishes authentic mathematics from classroom math is problemposing  wondering about and seeking to discover what is (or might be) true. In this talk I will provide a taxonomy of problemposing "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.
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Speaker: Michael Weiss
Institution: Michigan State Univ
Event Organizer: Gavin LaRose glarose@umich.edu
