## Reflection: Relevance Writing a Simple Word Problem From Scratch by Using Strategies Learned - Section 4: Assignment

Glad I took the risk and changed my teaching!

Becoming aware of Math Practice Standards in this transition to Common Core has changed my approach to teaching only because it makes me aware of the many things we do as teachers of mathematics that support student understanding and development. Math Practice Standards 1 & 2 turn up in almost every lesson we teach, but to acknowledge formally that it is what I am doing, gives me meaningful  foundations for my rationale. This story problem writing lesson extends their thinking and helps them internalize these standards more deeply than just reading and solving from a text book.

Relevance: Making math a personal experience.

# Writing a Simple Word Problem From Scratch by Using Strategies Learned

Unit 12: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Lesson 2 of 6

## Big Idea: Students use KWS charts, Math Mountains and equations to write a word problem and then create a presentation on Educreations.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, word problems, writing word problems, equation
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### Mary Ellen Kanthack

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