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When students create their own number and word problems, they connect math concepts to their background knowledge and lived experiences. As a way to practice Math Communication, student-generated problems, or problem posing, promote creative reflection, sense-making, and application of students' procedural and conceptual knowledge.
Use It in the Classroom
Watch how this student shares the story problems he created. By explaining his problems and reasoning, he connects the Operations of multiplication and division with two narratives.
As a type of formative assessment, teachers can challenge students to write complex problems, including identifying the mathematical representation to use and incorporating their own context. Letting students construct equations that expand beyond just word problems also makes math more meaningful.
Design It into Your Product
Products can serve as platforms for students to create and widely share their own problems. Problems that involve Geometric Reasoning are particularly powerful because of the affordances of technology to create dynamic visualizations. Seeing and solving problems written by their peers fosters Motivation and excitement for learning.
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