## Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Step One, Step Two - Section 2: Develop the Concept

Students in my class often rely too heavily on looking simply at the digits in word problems and key words to help them solve the word problem.  The theme in much of my classroom, across disciplines, is for the students to ask themselves, "Does it make sense?"  In this lesson, the students really need to think about the content of the question in order for them to solve the problem.  I find that the more actively I can involve the students in the word problem, the better they understand and take ownership of their learning.

Step One, Step Two
Problem-based Approaches: Step One, Step Two

# Step One, Step Two

Unit 3: The Action of Subtraction
Lesson 6 of 6

## Big Idea: The big idea of this lesson is that sometimes it may be necessary to answer one problem to help answer another problem.

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### Kristen O'Connor

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