## crafting word problems.JPG - Section 3: Stations

# Crafting Story Problems (Day 2)

Lesson 3 of 6

## Objective: SWABT solve word problems for each operation by identifying key words and important information.

#### Intro

*5 min*

*I looked over each and every word problem from yesterday and I saw such smart thinking! There were a few where I even had to read it a couple of times so that I knew exactly what I was supposed to do. Who can tell me what great problem solvers do when they see a problem?*

We pause and discuss reading, re-reading, pulling out important information, re-stating the question and creating steps for ourselves. I cover all of these skills because not each skill works for each student but I want to ensure they have plenty to choose from to be successful.

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#### Quick Check

*5 min*

*I have one of your problems here on the board, please take a minute to solve it on your white board and then hold it up to me.*

I do this quick check for understanding to see who is able to find a path for problem solving quickly. For students who struggle I will pull them in a small group today and work with them on identifying gaps in problem solving or using the 4 operations.

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#### Stations

*30 min*

I have all of the students word problems from the previous day cut up into individual problems in plastic bags. Each table will have a separate plastic bag for students to work from. I will rotate students from table to table every 20 minutes so they see a variety of questions. We will work on this all week so that students rotate to all 6 tables.

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#### Exit Ticket

*5 min*

I post one problem on the white board for students to solve on a note card at the end of the math block today. Students will need to show all of the steps they used to solve it and I will use this information to see which students still need intervention in a small group.

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- UNIT 1: Crazy About Fractions
- UNIT 2: Sharing Equally with Division
- UNIT 3: The Relationship Between Multiplication and Division
- UNIT 4: Number Lines
- UNIT 5: Multiply or Divide with Word Problems
- UNIT 6: Telling Time
- UNIT 7: Problem Solving
- UNIT 8: 2-Digit by 1-Digit Multiplication
- UNIT 9: Measurement and Data
- UNIT 10: Math in the Real World
- UNIT 11: More Problem Solving Practice
- UNIT 12: Addition & Subtraction
- UNIT 13: 3rd Grade Expectations
- UNIT 14: Geometry
- UNIT 15: Surveys and Graphing
- UNIT 16: Fun with Multiplying and Dividing