## Reflection: Relevance Addition Word Problems: Drawing Pictures - Section 3: Independent Practice

Watch my video reflection in the resource section. It is easy to second guess your teaching ideas and think that first graders aren't really doing something valuable when you just ask them to draw.  Drawing is a strategy the common core standards want you to teach for students to begin thinking abstractly. It is a valuable skill. Watch one of my students, in the resource section, explain why drawing is important.

Relevance: You really are teaching.

# Addition Word Problems: Drawing Pictures

Unit 5: Word Problems
Lesson 1 of 7

## Big Idea: First graders need to begin thinking abstractly to solve equations. Drawing the details of a problem will help them build this skill.

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Math, Differentiation, Drawing, Number Sense and Operations, Operations , problem solving, addition, line art, word problems
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### Jennifer Moon

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