Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Peterson Family Ski Trips - Section 3: Student Practice


When designing today's lesson I chose to include a written component (explain box) with each problem. Here are some reasons why:

1. By having students solve less problems with a written component (instead of more problems without a written component), students had to slow down and truly think about each problem: Putting Math into Words

2. By integrating writing with math, students were provided with writing practice beyond our Writing Workshop time.

At the same time, I wanted to make sure that math was still accessible to my students who struggle with writing. To further support these students, I wrote the following Prompts on the board mid-lesson. Many students began using these prompts within their explanations for each problem.

  Writing Across the Disciplines: Writing During Math
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Peterson Family Ski Trips

Unit 12: Multiplication: Double-Digit x Double-Digit
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: SWBAT solve multi-digit multiplication problems within a problem solving context.

Big Idea: Students will determine how much it will cost for the Peterson family to visit two different ski resorts by visiting the webpage of each resort.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, problem solving, multiplication
  100 minutes
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