Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge What's My Clue? (Adding and Subtracting) - Section 3: Independent Activity


Students that learn the clue words in math are great at solving word problems.  This is why I felt that this was an important lesson for the students.  If they are mindful of the fact that there are clues within the word problems, then I feel that they will think before they solve the problems.  Some students feel that word problems are difficult.  This is a lesson that will help those students see that word problems can be simple.

  Using Clues in Math
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Using Clues in Math
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What's My Clue? (Adding and Subtracting)

Unit 11: Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: SWBAT identify clue words to help decide if they should add or subtract.

Big Idea: Clue words can help you determine when to add or subtract.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, adding, clues, subtracting, Operations
  50 minutes
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