I'm a big believer in the importance of daily math problem solving. It's far more effective to integrate problem solving into other instruction than it is to teach problem solving in isolation. For years, I struggled with how to include problem solving lessons in my regular math instruction, and I finally developed an easy plan that takes just ten or fifteen minutes a day. This was the start of my Daily Math Puzzler program, a series of four ebooks with problems on different instructional levels. Recently, several people have asked me if my Daily Math Puzzler program is aligned with the Common Core. The answer is not as simple as it might seem because of the design of the Common Core Math Standards.
One of my favorite scenes in Disney's Tangled is when Rapunzel makes the decision to leave her tower. She isn't sure whether she should feel guilty or gleeful. If you don't remember this scene (or just want to watch it again--because it's so awesome...watch below).
What if you could improve your students' problem-solving abilities in just 15 minutes a day? What if your students actually began to look forward to those 15 minutes of problem-solving and even asked you for MORE????
I'm a big believer in the importance of daily math problem solving. It's far more effective to integrate problem solving into other instruction than it is to teach problem solving in isolation. For years, I struggled with how to include problem solving lessons in my regular math instruction, and I finally developed an easy plan that takes just ten or fifteen minutes a day. This was the start of my Daily Math Puzzler program, a series of four ebooks with problems on different instructional levels. Recently, several people have asked me if my Daily Math Puzzler program is aligned with the Common Core. The answer is not as simple as it might seem because of the design of the Common Core Math Standards.
One of my favorite scenes in Disney's Tangled is when Rapunzel makes the decision to leave her tower. She isn't sure whether she should feel guilty or gleeful. If you don't remember this scene (or just want to watch it again--because it's so awesome...watch below).
What if you could improve your students' problem-solving abilities in just 15 minutes a day? What if your students actually began to look forward to those 15 minutes of problem-solving and even asked you for MORE????