September 18, 2014
The UPS Check model of yesteryear does not match the complexity of the PS model TEKS for today. The TEKS requires a focus on thinking through analyzing, determining, reasoning, evaluating, and justifying. The UPS Check model (if used) would be an organzation tool and NOT to be used as a procedure (series of steps) students must comply with it to solve. The thinking required is a much deeper level. See the document below (created by Lauren Spurr) for examples of the types of questions students should be thinking about before, during, and after they solve problem solving problems.
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
September 30th- 5th grade math PD at the Administration Building from 12:30-3:30
October 2nd- 3rd grade math PD at the Administration Building from 12:30-3:30 AND 2nd grade ELAR PD at the Annex from 3:30-5:00