Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Word Problem Language and Conversion - Section 3: Partnered Practice


Students had difficulty with situation equations. I retaught that part of the lesson to clarify after a group of boys were slipping back into the habit of just wanting to solve. They were converting both of the units. Situation equation conversion. After that, I told students to list and use the "S" in their KWS chart as the "Situation" to help them remember. The deeply engrained pre-CCSS habits of just arriving at an answer remains strong. It is not an easy task to get them to think more deeply and assign meaning to numbers as they solve word problems of any kind. I need to not give up! Why a situation equation?

  Adjustments to Practice: Situation Equation
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Word Problem Language and Conversion

Unit 2: Metric Measurement
Lesson 12 of 18

Objective: SWBAT recognize when it is necessary to convert units in order to solve word problems.

Big Idea: After examining word problems using meters, grams and liters, students collaboratively practice solving sample word problems and defend their answers.

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