## Reflection: Lesson Planning A Day in D.C. - Section 3: Active Engagement

This lesson took a tremendous amount of preparation time and I expect to spend still more time on it as I teach it again and refine some of the details to make it as user-friendly as possible for you and as effective as possible for our students.  It is my sincere hope that the time and energy I put into some of these lesson saves time for others.

I think lessons like this are valuable because the content is real-world, engaging, and open-ended.  This is the type of thinking are students need to be doing, but this type of lesson, at least in the planning stages, is certainly not as easy to set up as if I just gave them a bunch of addition problems or more straightforward elapsed time on a number line examples.  I sincerely hope that as you use this and find out what does and doesn't work in your classroom, you'll send me feedback so that I can continue to improve upon this lesson (and others).  We all work so hard in our individual, isolated classrooms, and so often what we do isn't shared.  I'm excited to be able to share lessons my students enjoy, and that are effective, with others and hope to learn from you through your insights from your own classroom experiences with the material.  Thank you!

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# A Day in D.C.

Unit 15: Solving Mult-Step Word Problems Using the Four Operations
Lesson 4 of 6

## Big Idea: Planning out a trip, and exciting places to visit, involves third grade math!

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Word Problem, Operations
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### Jennifer Valentine

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