## Reflection: Start! Change! Result! A Strategy to understand solving word problems. - Section 4: Sharing of Solutions. Explanations of Thinking.

I experimented prior to this lesson by giving my kids   _____   - 8 = 7. Twelve of the twenty one wrote a 1 in the blank! This is what prompted me to get out this strategy again for both the reason of fixing their thinking about how equations work, and for setting up a strategy for later when things get rough! When we attack the multi-step word problem standard, they have got to have their ducks in a row and be able to understand how an equation works, especially when the unknown moves around. Then when the second or third step gets tossed in there, and often enough, gets ignored. It's just too much. This gives them control.

When I said to them "Math Power!", they tuned in! They were ready to start tearing apart the story problems.

They really liked hearing my voice and seeing my Educreations presentation much more than I thought they would. I left off the letter "e" in one of the frames because I ran out of space. One of them pointed that out. To which I replied with a thank you and that we all have to edit our work. I would use Educreations to teach again and really encourage anyone to try it!

What I know today that I didn't before CCSS
What I know today that I didn't before CCSS

# Start! Change! Result! A Strategy to understand solving word problems.

Unit 12: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Lesson 1 of 6

## Big Idea: Use the Start, Change & Result strategy and "Math Mountains" to help students understand how to set up and solve equations that are hidden in word problems.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, word problems, strategies, equation, dissecting word problems
52 minutes