The why: Students often struggle with problem solving. I have found that a lot of times students see the numbers, pick an operation and run with it before truly understanding what they are doing. By using numberless problems you slow the student's brain down by gradually analyzing information before you add the numbers back in. Students eventually get the numbers added back in and solve. This strategy helps students understand WHY they are doing what they are doing instead of just picking an operation.
Teks and Common core Standards addressed:
Teks 2c, 2d ,4b, 4c, 7c, 5a, 9e
Common Core Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.4
Teacher Guide for use
33 Problem Sets.
TEK and Common core Matrix by question
Quick Check for each problem to be used as an exit ticket
Student Powerpoint slide show
Student Active Inspire Slide show
Problem Solving Rubric
How to use:
Show students the first slide of the problem set. Ask them the guiding questions to get them thinking about what the question is asking. Numbers will slowly be added. Talk about the new information on each slide. Progress through the slides until you get to the last slide to solve. You can use the attached student materials to help support struggling learners. At the end of a unit or lesson use the “quick check” as an exit ticket. You can project it on the board or print out for each student.
Matrix- Use the matrix to help you decide which problem you want to work on depending on which standard you are working on.
Student Slide Show- Use the student slide show to project the slides to your class. If you do not have a projector you can print and make student books.
Prompting Guide- Each set has a prompting guide. Ask the questions that go with each slide to your students. Feel free to add in your own questions. The purpose if to get students thinking about and identifying what they know.
Quick Check- use this as a formative assessment to see what your students have mastered.
Digital Tracker- Use this tracker to keep track of your students success on each exit ticket. That way you have a guide for your intervention and re-teach groups.
Problem Solving Sheet- Use this sheet to give your students structure in order to take notes and record their thinking.
Rubric- use the rubric to help grade your students problem solving.
Student Resources- Give these to your students to provide scaffold support.
For more problem solving, see Second grade word problem Packet https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/No-Prep-Second-Grade-Word-Problem-Solving-Bundle-3203863
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