Problem solving comes FIRST, not at the end of the lesson or at the end of the homework. What is a problem? If the mathematical task is has an obvious method to a single solution, then it is simply an exercise. A real problem has no obvious method and requires trial and error, defining assumptions, and identifying constraints. ACTIVITIES: PRESENTATION:
Use chart paper to present your activity to the class. Define any assumptions,
identify any constraints, explain your thinking strategies and methods,
and justify your solutions. |