Problem Solving Series Posts

Problem Solving Series: Model Drawings with Fractions

Problem Solving Series: Model Drawings with Fractions

Fractions, as we know, is a very hard area for students to acquire conceptual understanding. When reading a word problem involving fractions, most kids panic because they don’t know where to start.  Thoughts like “we should skip count and find a common denominator” or...

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Problem Solving Series: Part/Whole Problems for Model Drawings

Problem Solving Series: Part/Whole Problems for Model Drawings

Younger learners want to get right to answer, but it’s really important to adhere to the process and “go slow to go fast.” Kids have to understand what the problem is asking so that when problems become more complex, they have a consistent system in place to help them attack them with confidence.

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Problem Solving Series: Introduction to Model Drawings

Problem Solving Series: Introduction to Model Drawings

When students are looking at story problems, they’ll typically do one of two things. They might scan through the problem, circle the numbers and underline the key words like all together or difference. If the class is working on adding that week, then they will add...

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