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Transcript of Math Practices
What Successful Mathematicians Do
Why do I care?
In order to solve math problems, you need to think about what you are doing. It isn't enough to just solve equations.
I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them!
I can use math symbols and numbers to solve problems!
I can use math tools, pictures, drawings and objects to solve problems!
I can use what I know to solve new problems!
I can think about the math problem in my head first!
I can come up with a strategy to solve this and discuss the strategies of others, too!
I can use what I know and what and what I have learned to solve future problems that are similar.
I can work carefully and check my work!
What is the question asking?
How could I start this problem?
I will stick with this and not give up if it gets hard!
How can you represent the problem with symbols and numbers?
How can you prove that your answer is correct?
What examples could prove your argument?
What do you already know about solving this problem?
What connections do you see to other similar problems you have solved?
Is this working, or do you need to change your plan?
How could you use manipulatives or drawings to show your thinking?
Which tools or manipulatives would be best?
What other resources would help you solve this problem?
How do you know your work was accurate?
What labels could you use?
Do you know what all the words mean?
Can you explain what you did to solve the problem?
How can you use what you know to explain why this works?
What patterns do you see?
What patterns do you see in the problem?