Common Core requires students to answer questions or tasks by using pictures, numbers, and words. In this cooperative learning activity, students work in groups of three or more to solve multiplication and division problems (focusing on the concept of visualizing the question to determine whether the items are already in groups or if they are being put into groups). Each student has a job of either the illustrator (pictures), accountant (numbers), or judge (words). This ensures that all students are contributing to the group response. A powerpoint leads this lesson and contains examples of students' job responsibilities as well as seven word problems plus an exit ticket question. This download also contains job task cards that can be rotated within groups for each new question. This activity is an excellent way to incorporate all three steps to Common Core solutions in a cooperative learning exercise. Remember: When in doubt...Draw it Out!!
When in Doubt, Draw It Out
by Lori Buhler
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