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Designing Math Curricula with True Problem Solving Capabilities for the Common Core State Standards around Mathematics

In this 47-minute webinar Grant Wiggins discusses the difficulty students traditionally have in transferring their knowledge to problem solving, especially in standardized testing situations, and how standard math curriculum affects students' perception of mathematics. He describes how real problems differ from typical exercises, and advocates using them as the foundation of a math curriculum to ensure that Standards are met and that students develop into independent problem solvers. His slides are included as a pdf download.
Contributed by: Grant Wiggins - Author, Carnegie Learning, Inc. - Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
CCSS Practice Standard 8The resources in this collection are intended to help educators understand and implement the eighth Mathematical Practice Standard of the CCSS. You will find informative presentations, lesson plans, and problem sets that will help establish mathematical habits of mind that support this standard. You'll also find many problem tasks for use with students in the companion classroom collection.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeLecture/Presentation, Voice Recording

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator, Professional/Practitioner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorGrant Wiggins - Author, Carnegie Learning, Inc. - Publisher
    • Publication Date2011-05-04
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2011 Carnegie Learning, Inc.
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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