# Math and Thinking Maps

Thinking Map Examples Presented by: Lydia Ferrari [email protected] February 4th, 2015

What do you hope to walk away with today? Thinking maps represent 8 thought processes. Reflect on your students and which thinking they do most in your class. Types of thinking in Class

Circle Frame Tree Flow

Double Circle Brace Bubble Multi

Flow Bridge Activities--Circle Mapbrainstorming, defining *What do you know about ______ ?

Activities-Tree Map- categorize, sort, organize Activities-Flow Map--Sequence Have students break down the steps in answering math problems

What do you do first, second, third, or what happened first, second, third and so forth Activities-Double Bubble Map- like a Venn diagram-compare/contrast *Greatest Common Factor/Least Common Multiple

*compare geometric figures/shapes *compare terms: perimeter/area Activities-Brace Map-analyze, break into parts Activities-Brace Map-

analyze, break into parts Activities-Brace Map-analyze, break into parts Activities-Bubble Map-listing attributes and qualities-describing

Activities-Multi-flow Map--cause/effect 48 x 1 56-8 Making 48 32 + 16

96/2 Activities-Multi-flow Map-cause/effect Activities-Bridge Map--Analogy/relationships 19. Hal used this table to find the total prices of different numbers of tickets to a basketball game.

(Table is included in the actual problemI put the info in a bridge map). 5 10 15

\$15 \$45 \$30 What is the RELATING FACTOR? 20

\$60 Based on the information in the table, how would Hal find the price of 1 ticket? A Multiply the number of tickets by 5 B Add 3 to the number of tickets C Subtract the number of tickets from the price of tickets

D Divide the price of tickets by the number of tickets From: www.tea.state.tx.us 4th gr math 2004 Activities-Bridge Map--Analogy/relationships Your turn With a grade level partner:

*Decide on an upcoming concept you might teach or a problem a student might encounter *What thinking map would you model or expect students to use? *You can partner with a grade level team member to make your map to include in next weeks lesson plans.

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