Reflection: Student Ownership Solving Multi-Step Word Problems - Section 3: Try It On Your Own


While the students created their charts with the six steps, some of the students looked for other ways to present the information.  I found that I was being to specific for some of the students to follow my plan even when they had all of the critical information.  They had just not laid it out as I had expected.  At this point I realized, that allowing the students to number their information for me would be sufficient as they created their chart.  Allowing the students to focus on the math of the assignment and not the worry about six individual squares was more beneficial to their learning.  

Letting the students take ownership of their charts with their design relieved the some of the students from frustrations, and other students created charts with the six boxes. 

  Creating Their Charts
  Student Ownership: Creating Their Charts
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Solving Multi-Step Word Problems

Unit 6: Multiplication 2
Lesson 7 of 13

Objective: SWBAT solve and explain solutions to word problems requiring multiple steps.

Big Idea: As students develop fluency and automaticity with operations, they can practice applying these skills to more analytical word problems.

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Math, commutative property of multiplication, word problems, Critical Area, multiplication, multiplication models, area model
  45 minutes
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