## 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

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

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

## 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.

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Math, Differentiation, Number Sense and Operations, word problems, metacognition, word problem strategies
60 minutes

### Mary Ellen Kanthack

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