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The following strategy was advocated by KimMarie McGoldrick, a Professor of Economics at the University of Richmond and co-founder of [http://serc.carleton.edu/30611 Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics].  This process requires each student to engage in independent thought, and then to practice explaining and listening with a partner, before sharing her responses with the class as a whole.
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This process requires each student to engage in independent thought, and then to practice explaining and listening with a partner, before sharing her responses with the class as a whole.  
  
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*1. THINK: Direct students to think independently about the prompt (a question or a word problem).  They each should formulate an answer to the question or identify and evaluate the most important information in the word problem. 
  
1. Ask students a question, or provide them with an involved economic word problem.
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*2. PAIR: Students pair up and take turns presenting their thinking to a partner (e.g. each selects two important pieces of information and explains to the partner why she chose that information).  The students discuss and provide feedback to each other.
 
 
2. THINK: Direct students to think independently about the prompt.  They should formulate an answer to the question or identify and evaluate the most important information in the word problem. 
 
 
 
3. PAIR: Students pair up and take turns presenting their thinking to a partner (e.g. each selects two important pieces of information and explains to the partner why she chose that information).  The students discuss and provide feedback to each other.
 
 
 
4. SHARE: Finish by asking students to share their analyses with the class.  
 
  
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*3. SHARE: Finish by asking some students to share their analyses with the class.
  
 
Visit Starting Point for more [http://serc.carleton.edu/econ/interactive/tpshare.html information] and [http://serc.carleton.edu/econ/cooperative/econex.html examples].
 
Visit Starting Point for more [http://serc.carleton.edu/econ/interactive/tpshare.html information] and [http://serc.carleton.edu/econ/cooperative/econex.html examples].
  
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KimMarie McGoldrick also suggests [http://serc.carleton.edu/econ/cooperative/examples/61508.html Using Note-Taking Pairs to Enhance Understanding of Difficult Concepts (such as Income and Substitution Effects)].
  
  
 
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McGoldrick, KimMarie. "Where Do I Begin? Using Think-Pair-Share to Initiate the Problem Solving Process." SERC. Natural Science Foundation, 22 Mar. 2011. Web. 25 June 2011. <http://serc.carleton.edu/37432>.}}
 
McGoldrick, KimMarie. "Where Do I Begin? Using Think-Pair-Share to Initiate the Problem Solving Process." SERC. Natural Science Foundation, 22 Mar. 2011. Web. 25 June 2011. <http://serc.carleton.edu/37432>.}}

Revision as of 09:55, 16 August 2013

This process requires each student to engage in independent thought, and then to practice explaining and listening with a partner, before sharing her responses with the class as a whole.

  • 1. THINK: Direct students to think independently about the prompt (a question or a word problem). They each should formulate an answer to the question or identify and evaluate the most important information in the word problem.
  • 2. PAIR: Students pair up and take turns presenting their thinking to a partner (e.g. each selects two important pieces of information and explains to the partner why she chose that information). The students discuss and provide feedback to each other.
  • 3. SHARE: Finish by asking some students to share their analyses with the class.

Visit Starting Point for more information and examples.

KimMarie McGoldrick also suggests Using Note-Taking Pairs to Enhance Understanding of Difficult Concepts (such as Income and Substitution Effects).