Algebra for All Plus – Bronx

Solving Word Problems Workshop – Part 1:

Focus: Developing a deeper understanding of the challenges associated with the solving of word problems and how to better support students in becoming more proficient in the application of the Mathematical Practices using research-based reading comprehension strategies.

  1. Agenda (has both days)
  2. Presentation – Session 1
  3. Presentation – Sessions 2
  4. Online-Utility Tool
  5. Common Core Problem Types, pg. 88 – 89
  6. Newman Error Analysis Interview, Sample Grade 6 Problem
  7. Developing an Algebra Eyes and Ears (article)
  8. What Works Clearinghouse:
  9. Released NYS Exams Items 
  10. Sample Problem: Grade 6, Released 2016, 6.NS.4
    • On Saturday, a minor league baseball team gave away  baseball cards to each person entering the stadium. One group received 28 baseball cards. A second group received 68 baseball cards. If each person entering the stadium received the same number of cards, what is the greatest possible number of baseball cards that each person could have received?

Solving Word Problems Workshop – Part 2:

Focus: Developing a year-long plan for addressing problem solving.

  1. Presentation
  2. Problem of the Day vs. Problem of the Week
  3. Algebrafy Problems – Teacher Contributions
  4. Mathematical Sketch Blog
  5. VoiceThread
    • Ben@ckinged.ed.voicethread.com
    • Kelly@ckinged.ed.voicethread.com
    • El@ckinged.ed.voicethread.com
  6. Developing a Plan for Problem Solving Online Tool
  7. Conversation Skills Poster – General
  8. Conversation Skills Poster – Math
  9. Sample Year-Long Plan:

P.S. 307Bx – Copy of Problem Solving Template

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