Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Using Clues to Multiply or Divide - Section 1: Opener


To me, this is a very important lesson.  Historically, my students have problems with word problems.  Exposing students to problem-based problems help develop thinking, problem-solving skills, and self-directed learning.  

By going over clues and giving the students practice finding the clues will make them more aware of applying this skill in the real world.  This is a life long skill that the students must know in order to be "thinkers" and "problem-solvers."

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Using Clues to Multiply or Divide

Unit 12: Multiplying and Dividing
Lesson 4 of 23

Objective: SWBAT recognize clue words in word problems to help them multiply.

Big Idea: Clue words can help you determine when to multiply in word problems.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Operations , multiplication, word problems
  45 minutes
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