## Reflection: Rigor Multi-step word problems: Review and Support to Mastery - Section 3: The Assignment and Closure

I remember crying over word problems as a child. Instruction was not geared to finding strategies or equations to help us find our way. With Common Core, this is one example of the support in thinking that is demanded for us to give our students. I find great joy in building the bridges that give them the feeling that they can independently solve word problems.

As I worked to help them become independently solving word problems, I felt accomplished because I gave them the strategies, thinking patterns and vocabulary background for them to complete the word problems. They have the solving skills for the equations. This gradual release process hopefully will show success after we review the homework tomorrow.

Exhausting!
Rigor: Exhausting!

# Multi-step word problems: Review and Support to Mastery

Unit 13: Multiplication Unit
Lesson 13 of 19

## Big Idea: Students collaboratively work to decide what strategies they need to use to then solve multi-step problems independently.

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### Mary Ellen Kanthack

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