Saturday, January 30, 2016

Where was I using the Process Standards?

MTH 110 is an Intermediate Algebra course that explores topics typically found in Algebra I and II. Most of the students have seen the content before but for some reason it did not stick (nobody's fault, just a fact). Instead of simply re-teaching the topics, we are using the content to extend our understanding of what it means to do mathematics.

One of the ways we are attending to the mathematical process is by making our thinking visible is through Metacognitive Memoirs. Because this is a new approach to many of my students, I spend a good portion of Flight School (the first three weeks of the semester) developing the idea of how we can go beyond showing our work. This past week, I facilitated a workshop that demonstrated one way to share our thinking.

Schema Activation: Predict how many small cubes are in Step 43
from Visual Patterns
Focus: NCTM Process Standards
As I share my thinking, please keep track of where I am attending to the bullet points associated with these processes
Activity: Metacognitive Memoir Demonstration

Reflection: Where was I ...
  • Problem Solving
  • Reasoning
  • Communicating
  • Connecting
  • Representing
It might help to see my notes.
Please share your thinking (where I made the processes visible and opportunities I missed or messed up) in the comments.