Cooperative Problem-Solving Math Class
Learn to work as a team as you interpret clues to solve math puzzles.
Arden Ashley-Wurtmann, MSEd
394 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
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year old learners
learners per class
$13 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
50 minutes per class
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*See Enrollment Notes below for information on discounted tuition.* Learning to communicate and work together to problem-solve is important. In this class, learners will problem-solve with their virtual team over the course of 4 sessions. Each week, we will work in teams of 2-4 to solve math puzzles cooperatively. Each team member will have a set of clues that they will need to share with their teammates in order to solve the math problem. I will help facilitate communication, but will...
Learners will be exploring how to communicate with each other to solve problems. The problems are structured similarly to riddles, and so learners will be working cooperatively to apply their knowledge to a variety of types of math problems.
I love watching and hearing kids think in groups. It is so much fun to listen to their problem-solving strategies and then debrief with them the ways that they approached the problem. This is one of my favorite things to teach and I am excited to bring it to an online platform.
Approximately 12-24 hours before class, students will receive a message from me with a PDF document that includes their clues for the investigations. They will need to print this document in advance of the course. Students will also need a notebook (or looseleaf paper) and pencil. Graph paper and a calculator might be helpful, but are not required.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This course does require a significant amount of peer-to-peer interaction. Learners are expected to turn on their cameras and microphones and actively participate in the discussion and problem-solving. Siblings in the same section should be in separate spaces in their homes, using separate devices and headphones. Even though there may be multiple teams working on the same problem, this class is not competitive.
Arden Ashley-Wurtmann, MSEdA Nerdy Teacher with a Love of Learning
394 total reviews
455 completed classes
I have been teaching since 2006 and my specialties are Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry. Although I have been focusing on math education for the majority of my time as a teacher, I started my career in the sciences. I have a biology degree from...