## Reflection: Gradual Release Summer Budget! - Section 3: Budget Total

I noticed that several of my students needed several attempts to solve/explain their problem solving steps.  Basically, I gave additional questions and group students according to their ability to give them the time they needed to explore.  I encourage them to discuss several strategies, including estimation and compatible numbers. For struggling students I encourage them to use the Anchor charts I posted earlier to help remind them of the necessary steps. Students may need a gradual release when learner newer concepts.

What I Noticed!

# Summer Budget!

Unit 1: Back To Understanding the Basics!
Lesson 10 of 16

## Big Idea: In this lesson students create a summer budget to explore rounding and the four basic operations to solve multi-step word problems.

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### Carol Redfield

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