## Reflection: Student Grouping Applying Strategies to Word Problems and Fractions - Section 4: Independent Classwork and Homework

Students who needed that little extra support with words as they gain confidence in solving word problems loved this simple differentiated technique of the word problems glued down on a colored sheet of paper lengthwise. It gave them a feeling of having plenty of room to solve, a soft color that eased their eyes and minds, and the chance to get their beloved highlighter out and find those key words! In this little video clip I discuss what I think worked well and why and show you samples of their work.

Proud Solvers Succeed!
Student Grouping: Proud Solvers Succeed!

# Applying Strategies to Word Problems and Fractions

Unit 7: Fractions 2: Addition and Subtraction Concepts/ Mini unit
Lesson 3 of 8

## Big Idea: Students apply strategies they have used for whole number word problems, but use fractions this time. They also discover that they can use fractional models to help them solve problems.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Fractions, Word Problems and Fractions, Strategies for fraction word problems
45 minutes

### Mary Ellen Kanthack

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