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Title: Math Caf


1
Math Café
  • Alex Munro
  • January 29, 2009

2
Math is Everywhere
  • Have you done any math in the last 2 hours prior
    to arriving for the math café?

3
Math Processes
  • In the math curriculum, there are 7 math
    processes that are integrated into the math
    program.
  • Although I will discuss each of them separately,
    they are in reality, intertwined and
    interconnected.

4
Communication
  • communicate in order to learn and express their
    understanding
  • You can help your children develop this math
    process by
  • Asking them to share their thinking as they solve
    math problems
  • Sharing your thinking as you engage in math
  • Ensuring that you and your children use math
    terminology when discussing strategies

5
Connections
  • connect mathematical ideas to other concepts in
    mathematics, to everyday experiences and to other
    disciplines
  • You can help your children develop this
  • math process by
  • Pointing out math ideas in your daily life
  • Pointing out math concepts during
  • extra-curricular activities
  • Pointing out math ideas in other subjects

6
Problem Solving
  • develop and apply new mathematical
  • knowledge through problem solving
  • You can help your children develop this math
  • process by
  • Sharing math problems that arise at home
  • and encouraging your children to solve them
  • with or for you
  • Encouraging them to solve problems in
  • more than one way

7
Visualization
  • develop visualization skills to assist in
    processing information, making connections and
    solving problems.
  • You can help your children develop this math
    process by
  • Using drawings and diagrams to solve problems
  • Encouraging them to use diagrams when solving
    problems
  • Pointing out math in pictures and diagrams

8
Mental Math and Estimating
  • demonstrate fluency with mental mathematics and
    estimation
  • You can help your children develop this math
    process by
  • Encouraging them to use friendly numbers when
    doing math
  • Asking them to prove to you that their answers
    are reasonable

9
Technology
  • select and use technologies as tools for learning
    and for solving problems
  • You can help your children develop this math
    process by
  • Providing calculators for working with larger
    numbers or to check answers
  • Showing them that you also use calculators when
    doing math

10
Reasoning
  • develop mathematical reasoning
  • You can help your children develop this math
  • process by
  • Encouraging them to solve problems in more
  • than one way
  • Asking them how they know their answer is correct
  • Explaining how you solve math problems and
  • then asking them if they have another method
  • that would work

11
Math is Everywhere
  • In light of these discussions, what are some
    examples of how you use math processes during a
    regular day? How can you engage your children in
    discussions about math?
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