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The Beauty & the Beast in Math Problem Solving – Fall 2022 – 10 Weeks – Grades 5 & 6

Wednesday, August 31 2022 @ 1:00PM Wednesday, December 14 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Hollie Young

Instructor Email:

[email protected]

Grade/Level:

5 – 6

Day of Week:

Wednesday

Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2022

Details

Start:
Wednesday, August 31 2022 @ 1:00PM EDT
End:
Wednesday, December 14 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Organizer

Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
Phone:
+1 203 741 8570
Email:
register@opententacademy.com
Website:
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The Beauty & the Beast in Math Problem Solving
$ 250.00
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In this class, learners develop an understanding that math problem solving can involve beautiful approaches that seem to flow in a smooth and well-laid out manner and problem-solving can be at times unpleasant, back and forth approaches that involve trying things out and seeing what works. What’s great about math is that learners can excel at problem-solving with all sorts of approaches and ways of thinking. This class welcomes creativity and perseverance. Math problem-solving can be simple and straightforward, or ugly as we move this way and that, yet in both instances getting to a solution that works! While all approaches that work are honored, emphasis is placed on efficiency and clarity. The goal is to advance learners’ problem-solving skills no matter how beautiful or beastly these approaches may be!   



The instructor will send out a problem set on Friday for the upcoming week. Students are expected to attempt the problems using whatever strategies they can think of and submit their solutions by Tuesday at 8 pm. During class, the instructor will lead students in a discussion of particular approaches to solving the problems in each set. Through the discussion, certain problem-solving strategies will be emphasized as ones to try out. By the end of the 10 weeks, students will walk away with a problem-solving toolbox.  

The goal is for learners to develop confidence in their own thinking and approaches to solving challenging math problems. Students build their perseverance, as well as their math toolbox as they’re given opportunities to draw on their own reasoning and methods, and learn new strategies for math problem-solving. 

Grades for this class are Meeting Expectations, Exceeding Expectations,  Not Yet Met Expectations.

Meeting Expectations is earned for participating in class each week, putting forth effort in homework, and passing all assessments. 

Exceeding Expectations is earned by putting in exceptional effort on homework, excelling on all assessments and by demonstrating an advanced understanding of operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. 

If parents would like a traditional letter grade, please let Mrs. Young know before the third week of the semester.

Given this class only meets twice per week, the expectation is that students spend at least an hour outside of class devoted to homework for the week. 

If parents would like a traditional letter grade, please let Mrs. Young know before the third week of the semester.

Given this class only meets once per week, the expectation is that students spend at least an hour outside of class devoted to homework for the week. 

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 15, 2022.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.


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