This is a highly needed skill that the students can work on using any operation.  Especially, when they have multiple steps to solve the problem.  Skills like this are the ones that make "thinkers" of our students.

My students always enjoy working collaboratively.  This lesson was a challenge for some of them because of the number of calculations that they needed to do.  We will continue to work on "thinking" skills in our math class.

Working Backwards

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

## Big Idea: When you are given the end result and need to find the beginning number, you can work backwards.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, addition, subtraction, Operations
55 minutes

### Rose Monroe

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