Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Step 1. Understanding our Strategies for Solving Multi-Step Word Problems - Section 4: Closure


This lesson was a rigorous lesson that tapped on their prior knowledge and expanded it. All students have been presented with math word problem strategies, but I was really trying to get them more adept at explaining why they made the strategy choices they did. This is really tough! The Explorers group certainly enjoyed solving their problems and figuring it out using IXL. And, they could pick out what they used in the chart. But, there still is a level of discomfort and lack of skill in explaining why they chose it. This short clip shows their charts and the way they set up their problems.

  Accountabilty and Awareness
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Accountabilty and Awareness
Loading resource...

Step 1. Understanding our Strategies for Solving Multi-Step Word Problems

Unit 12: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT solve multi-step word problems and defend their reasons for choosing specific strategies.

Big Idea: This differentiated lesson focuses on key vocabulary, reviewing specific word problem solving strategies, and metacognitive awareness of how to solve one step and multi-step problems.

  Print Lesson
2 teachers like this lesson
Math, Differentiation, Number Sense and Operations, word problems, metacognition, word problem strategies
  60 minutes
why does this not belong
Similar Lessons
Subtracting with Decomposing
4th Grade Math » Place value
Big Idea: In this lesson, students use tape diagrams in order to subtract and make sense of subtraction as the inverse of addition.
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
Melissa Romano
Dog Pen Problem Solving
4th Grade Math » Area & Perimeter
Big Idea: Students will focus on providing a precise model, precise work, a precise equation, and an accurate answer as they solve area and perimeter word problems.
Environment: Urban
Kara Nelson
Using Mental Math to Add and Subtract
4th Grade Math » Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
Big Idea: Students can use the break apart, compensation, and counting on methods to add and subtract without paper and pencil.
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
Rose Monroe
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload