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.
Big Idea:Following multi-step directions is a difficult task for first graders. This introductory lesson will teach them how to bring a word problem to life and help them visualize what needs to be done to solve by joining three numbers.
Big Idea:My students have worked on joining 3 addends using drawings, objects, and equations. This lesson will supply concentrated practice on solving 3 addend equations with sums less than or equal to 20.
Big Idea:Following multi-step directions is a difficult task for first graders. This lesson will allow additional practice to solve word problems. I want them to pick the strategy that works best for them to join three numbers.
Big Idea:Word problems will progress in rigor as my students move to higher grades. I want them to learn now to pay attention to the details and use an illustration as a strategy to solve for the correct sum or difference.
Big Idea:What is going on? I want my students to figure out what is the word problem for the answer given. This provides them with an opportunity to think backwards to solve and adds to their experiences with problem-solving.