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Problem Solving and Precision, K-8

Teachers and students across grades K-8 engage in a set of related, leveled, non-routine, and challenging geometric tasks. This module highlights ways in which Problem of the Month (POM) can be used as an instructional strategy to create authentic opportunities for students to learn to solve problems accurately and with precision.

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K-8 Problem of the Month – Presentation
K-8 Problem on the Month – Resources

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Problem Solving and Precision, 9-12

Cathy Humphreys facilitates a geometric design task intended to deepen students’ understanding of properties of quadrilaterals and scaffold their use of reasoning and proof. Central to the students’ exploration of the mathematics is a poster describing an “Investigative Process.” The poster is used as a tool by the teacher and students to support problem solving and perseverance.

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9-12 Properties of Quadrilaterals Problem Solving – Presentation
9-12 Properties of Quadrilaterals Problem Solving – Resources

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