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Demonstrate Your Analytical Thinking! Please complete one or more of the following story problems …
May 21, 2012
Tonights Agenda Review Our PLCs Norms Introductions Tonights Anchor Activity: Story problem review & discussion Last Months Anchor Activity Spare Parts review & discussion What is analytical thinking? (with handouts) Review of any purchased materials Thinking ahead … Our next meeting is June 18, 6:00 (CogAT prep)
PLC Norms Start & End on Time Cell phones on silent Materials and/or Take Aways will be made available on-line or as hard copies Respect All Ideas Present & Engaged Listen Attentively & Participate
Lets Introduce Ourselves …. Name Childs current grade level Comment about the PLC
Lets Discuss Our Anchor Activity Take Away Strategies: -S tudy the problem (Reread, do you know what the problem is asking?) - O rganize the Facts -L ine up a Plan Choose the appropriate strategy - V erify the Plan Showing your thinking - E valuate Your Answer Checking to be sure the answer is reasonable Teaching Plan with Answers (handout)
Problem SOLVE-ing Process (handout) S Study the problem. o What are you trying to find out? O Organize the facts. o What parts of the story problem will help you answer the question? L Line up a plan. o Which strategy will you use? V Verify your plan. o Show all of your work! E Evaluate your work! o Does your answer seem reasonable?
What we were looking for … - # of parts used and how each was used - Quality of writing: did the machine solve a problem, was it a new invention (abstract) or already exist? - attention in detail (in-depth, cause/effect, ect.) Discussion: - How did you approach the problem? - What was challenging? - What could you done to make it better? Next step: Did you try it with your child? How would your child approach this? What will you do to foster this thinking? Lets Review Last Months Anchor Activity
Additional suggestions on Tip Sheet (handout) (handout) (handout from last month) (handout)
Review of Purchased Materials Building Thinking Skills CogAT prep Others?
Thank you for coming! Closing comments … Next Time … CogAT Prep – June 18, 6 pm