Monday, July 11, 2011
Mathematicians at Work?!?
Yesterday I blogged about my writing bulletin board on which a monthly writing sample is displayed for each student. It is actually like a portfolio, but on a bulletin board. I would like to do the same thing for math. Here is what I am thinking: I could focus on problem solving. Each month I would collect a sample from a student and display it on the board. Last year I started to work with my students on explaining their thinking during math talks. Then we progressed to having them write their explanations down. Hmmm .... I am thinking that this would make for a great way for my students to see their progress in problem solving. Then at the end of the year, each child could put their samples together in a booklet and take it home as a math portfolio. Hmmmm .... more thinking on this needs to be done!