An innovative application to improve critical thinking skills and math communication of students in grades 2-12. CueThink engages students who are already doing well and supports students who are slipping.
Framework And structure for Problem Solving
Students apply mathematician George Pólya’s 4 phases of Understand, Plan, Solve and Review to slow them down and explain their thinking. Students unpack the problem by answering the questions: "What do you notice?", "What do you wonder about?" and "What is your estimate?" We help them "Choose a strategy" and "Write a plan". Once they have created their solution, we provide checklists to help them review their math and their recording.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Tools for Documenting And recording Multiple Math Solutions
Students create "thinklets" or video vignettes of their solutions using the drawing and writing tools we provide. They record their voice as a think-aloud or a presentation. The teacher then uses these digital artifacts to highlight errors and missteps as well as illustrate effective solutions. Individual student solutions become part of the learner's digital portfolio, showcasing growth and change over time.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4 Model with mathematics.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5 Use appropriate tools strategically.
platform For fostering peer-to-peer feedback
Students become teachers as they view each others' solutions. They offer thoughtful, intelligent feedback through annotations and also reflect on and revise their own work. We foster digital citizenry and build a community of social math learners in the classroom. We #makemathsocial.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Professional Learning Opportunties
Our Academic Team is here to support you in creating a social learning community focused on problem solving! We are experienced teachers and math coaches at the Elementary through High School level. Our resources are designed to get you up and running with CueThink and connect you with other CueThink teachers for professional learning.