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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

RICE: Math Problem Solving Focus

Today we'll step back to focus on strategy more than content.

Using a number of fairly easy to solve math word problems, we'll use the acronym RICE to lead our study.

I'll first model the use of RICE with a focus on careful reading, visualization, strategy choice, calculation, and communication.

Then I'll ask students to take a risk and come up to teach the class the following problems.

In the afternoon, students will take the final part of a system-wide assessment that's focused on math problem solving.

As they take the test, I'll walk around to see who applies the strategies we reviewed.