Designing Math Curricula with True Problem Solving Capabilities for the Common Core State Standards around MathematicsMay 4, 2011
While the phrase 'problem solving' is always on the lips of math educators, a close look at lessons, units, curricula and (especially) local assessments reveals that after 30 years we still routinely emphasize plug and chug instead of real problem solving. Now is the time to tackle this issue, given the move to the Common Core Math Standards.
In this thought-provoking and practical session, Grant will remind us of how real problems differ from typical exercises, how to closely 'read' the math standards and ward off typical bad habits of local assessment, and how to design local curriculum to ensure that Standards and local goals are met
Grant Wiggins is the President of Authentic Education in Hopewell, New Jersey, USA. He earned his Ed.D. from Harvard University and his B. A. from St. John’s College in Annapolis. Grant consults with schools, districts, state, and national education departments on a variety of reform matters. Grant is the co-author, with Jay McTighe, of Understanding By Design (UbD) and Schooling by Design. He is the author of Educative Assessment and Assessing Student Performance, both published by Jossey-Bass.