1. Topic

MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM SOLVING AND COMMUNICATION 


2. Content

Problem Solving, Problem solving strategies, Analyze,Critical thinking 


3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes

1.Understand how mathematical problem solving is used in the real
world.
2.Describe the steps necessary to solve a problem and be able to communicate
that process in various ways.
3.Apply mathematical knowledge to a problem solving scenario. 


4. Objectives

1. Use appropriate problem solving strategies (guess and check,
working backwards)
2.Determine when sufficient information is present to solve a problem
and explain how to solve a problem
3.Select and use an appropriate method, materials and strategy to
solve problems, including mental mathematics, paper and pencil, and
concrete objects 


5. Materials and Aids

Computer, Interactive Whiteboard, Paper, Pencils, Audio component
to written scenario. 


6. Procedures/Methods

A. Introduction
1.Teacher wears a detective costume while introducing the students
to this lesson (Attention Grabber)
2.Begin the lesson by stating a problem that I am having, " Class,
yesterday I went to the store and bought ten apples and three bananas.When
I got home from the store I only found seven apples in the bag. How
many apples were missing? 


B. Development
1. I will model, using the appropriate language/vocabulary used
during the process of identifying and solving a problem.
2. I will also Facilitate classroom discussion to identify the necessary
steps and the appropriate
order to solve the problem that I had presented to the students.
3.I will encourage the children to explain their mathematical thinking
and work. 


C. Practice
1. I will provided all the students in the classroom with the same
scenario. I will read the scenario aloud and guide the children through
the steps of figuring out the problem. I will ask questions and allow
the children to think critically about that needs to be completed.
The children will be going through the problem solving process with
my assistance. 


D. Independent Practice
1.Group problem solving scenarios I will split the class into groups
and allow each group to work together to solve a math problem. Each
group will present their problem and solution to the class and explain
their process for solving the problem. The other students will then
be able to ask the group questions if needed.



E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)
1. Provide all children with manipulatives that can be used to help
solve each problem.
2. Provide varied length of time for students to complete each lesson
depending on need.
3.Provided options for expressing learning ( charts, numbers, words,
etc.) 


F. Checking for understanding
1. individual math problem solving project Each student will be
given a different scenario and asked to solve the math problem and
explain how they got to their end result.



G. Closure
1. Emphasize key concepts with students
2. Ask the class, " What did you enjoy most about this lesson? why?" 

