Reflection: Intervention and Extension Complex Doesn't Have to be so Complex! - Section 1: Pre Lesson Guided Notes

The strategy "Unpacking the Problem" is a great strategy to us e for students to isolate important information to help solve the task.  If you are familiar with formula writing for math, this is the same strategy.  When students are faced with word problems many are intimidated by the text. Students have a hard time being able to break the text down in order to create starting points.  This strategy will have students create a checklist of things to do by circling power verbs.  All of the power verbs are actions students need to do to solve the task.  This is a great way for students to create a starting point when little to no understanding of the task is there.

Unpacking the Problem
Intervention and Extension: Unpacking the Problem

Complex Doesn't Have to be so Complex!

Unit 5: Proportional Reasoning
Lesson 9 of 9

Big Idea: Students will grapple through multi-step problem to find the amount spent on a pair of boots from Macys using the ratio of money spent to money left over in an account and write the ratio as fractions in four ways.

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Malissa Thomas-St.Clair

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