## Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Focusing on the details to solve a word problem - Section 3: Independent Practice

Illustrating a word problem is a necessary strategy for First Graders to develop because it carries them from their concrete thinking of using objects, to more abstract thought and creating a visual to represent what is happening in the problem. (1.OA.A.1). When students illustrate a word problem, they are able to identify the subgroups of that problem. Look at the sample work pics in the resource section. You can see in pic 1 the student illustrated the subgroups that would be added together. pic 2 shows an example of a missing part; the difference is represented by one part being marked out.

Diverse Entry Points: Drawing as a strategy

# Focusing on the details to solve a word problem

Unit 5: Word Problems
Lesson 6 of 7

## Big Idea: Word problems will progress in rigor as my students move to higher grades. I want them to learn now to pay attention to the details and use an illustration as a strategy to solve for the correct sum or difference.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Operations , addition, subtraction, word problems, First Grade
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### Jennifer Moon

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