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1 Demonstrate Your Analytical Thinking! Please complete one or more of the following story problems …

2 May 21, 2012

3 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)

4 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

5 Lets Introduce Ourselves …. Name Childs current grade level Comment about the PLC

6 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)

7 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?

8 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

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10 Additional suggestions on Tip Sheet (handout) (handout) (handout from last month) (handout)

11 Review of Purchased Materials Building Thinking Skills CogAT prep Others?

12 Thank you for coming! Closing comments … Next Time … CogAT Prep – June 18, 6 pm


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