Reflection: High Expectations Strategies for Word Problems - Section 2: Whole Group Interaction


I wanted to review with my students what we have been doing to solve word problems. I decided to encourage them by telling them they were going to be college students today and take notes and help me review what we had recently learned about problem solving word problems. I told them college students had to listen to their professor and take notes while they were learning. Then they could share their notes with friends and help each other. I liked how this automatically built in high expectations and allowed them a moment to experience something they could achieve later in life. It gave me an opportunity to tell them they could all go to college because they were such great note takers. Watch the video in the resource section to see samples of flip books. 

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Strategies for Word Problems

Unit 5: Word Problems
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT use a problem solving strategy to solve a word problem.

Big Idea: My first graders have been working hard at learning to solve word problems. Today we are taking a moment to take notes and review what we have been doing to solve addition and subtraction word problems.

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