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★ Math is Good: Do what makes sense. Make sense of what you do.
Ever wish your students would read word problems involving decimals multiple times to understand and solve the problem? This collection of 10 common core story structure one-step and two-step decimal word problems are on a graphic organizer that uses close reading strategies. One-step and two-step problems include decimals and money.
Students read the decimal word problem four different times with a different purpose each time to help understand the problem:
★ Read #1: Identify what the problem is about
★ Read #2: Identify the numbers in the problem and what they describe
★ Read #3: Create a model or drawing to represent the problem
★ Read #4: Write the equation that represents the problem.
**After four reads, students have said to met that this is the FIRST TIME they ever actually understood word problems and knew how to solve them!