Andrea uses B.U.I.L.D. as a strategy to support students to text mark word problems. Andrea's students box any directions, underline the question, identify important numbers, locate an operation clue, and double underline units. This strategy supports students to slow down and consider what is happening in the problem prior to solving it.

Strategy Implementation Questions

Questions to think about when implementing the strategy

- What types of problems could students use B.U.I.L.D. with?
- How could you modify this strategy for your students? Could you change or add anything to help B.U.I.L.D. apply to the majority of problems your students will face?
- What could be challenging about this strategy, and how could you address any challenges in advance?

Lesson Notes

Often, I create do nows that have problems that connect to the task that students will be working on that day. Today students will have to decide which operation is needed to solve word problems. I am using “BUILD” as a system for students to text mark word problems. I have found that these steps help students to slow down and take in what is happening in a problem. I want students to use this time to read over BUILD and think about how it compares to text marking strategies they have used before.

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Artifacts

Instructional Resource

Lesson File:2.8 Do Now.docx

This document contains the directions for the B.U.I.L.D. problem solving strategy. This strategy can support students to reflect on the problems and make meaning of them.