__Problem-Solving__In math, I emphasize problem-solving that builds critical thinking and the recognition of patterns and relationships. As the teacher I guide the children into constructing their own knowledge and understanding, which is as valuable to them as learning formulas and algorithms. Through a series of open-ended math problems related to each of the math strands, problem-solving isn’t isolated as a discrete unit, but is woven into our math learning all year long.

**Sample Problem-Solving Lesson**