Reflection: Modeling Single Digit Subtraction Word Problems - Section 1: Activating Strategy

 

In teaching this lesson, it is important that students be able to analyze the word problem and not look for key words to determine the solution.  For example, I have found that teaching that certain key words, like "more," automatically mean to subtract gets my students into trouble.  Instead, I now try to model how to think aloud and analyze the problem to determine the solution.  I ask questions such as "What do I need to find?" and "What information do I have to help me find it?"

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  Modeling: Analyzing the Problem
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Single Digit Subtraction Word Problems

Unit 1: Single Digit Addition and Subtraction
Lesson 10 of 12

Objective: SWBAT solve subtraction word problems.

Big Idea: Take it away! In this lesson students will solve subtraction word problems.

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