Why Problem Solving is Essential to Math Success - Today's student sees word multi step word problems beginning in second grade. By 3rd and 4th grade, the Common Core expectation is that they can solve two step story problems all the time. Check out these quick tips to build strategies and skills to help students attack word problems.
Here's an editable problem-solving template that focuses on the strategies Draw a Picture, Find a Pattern, Choose an Operation, and Make a Table. There is room for students to show their work as well as write out the steps they followed to solve the problem.
Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Grouped by Problem Type is a year-long resource for problem solving. Total of 156 problems. Procedures (steps in solving a problem), models (which show the relationship between the numbers in the problem) and strategies for computation (such as count on, breaking part a number, etc.). Six different models(all based on inverted-v and bar models). | Teaching Math | Second Grade Math Education | Third Grade | Common Core Math Curriculum
Blog Post: A Project On The First Day of School? You Aren't Crazy! I got tired of the regular talk all day about every single routine, and decided to spice up my first day of school with a 2 hour project at the end of the day. I wanted my students to walk out and be PUMPED to come back the next day.