Multi-Step Word Problems {February}

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Looking for a way to support your students understanding and application of MATHEMATICAL PRACTICES in just minutes a day? Welcome to “Word Problem of the Week”!

Word Problem of the Week is a comprehensive product full of useful resources to support you in your teaching of the CCSS math standards and mathematical practices.

This product includes 6 different MULTI-STEP word problems connecting to special days and events in the month of February! Each word problem story has 4 problems for easy differentiation . The provided answer sheets guide students to focus on parts of each problem and break them down into small tasks throughout the week. In just 5-10 minutes each day, students work on CCSS math standards while improving their mathematical practices.
February Focus - Fractions, Multiplication, Division
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★ → For a video overview of the Word Problem of the Week resources click HERE

★This resource is now available at a significant savings as part of a YEAR LONG BUNDLE

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→ Monday – Make sense of the problem
→ Tuesday – Do the math and model with mathematics
→ Wednesday – check for reasonableness and construct a viable argument.
→ Thursday – Extend your thinking with and extension problem that builds from the previous problem.
→ Friday – Critique the Reasoning of Others – Students look at example student work and judge reasonableness, discuss errors, prove or disprove solutions, etc.


Word Problem of the Week PowerPoint Show (6 problems/12 slides)
• Groundhog Day
• Party Punch
• XoXo Spiderman
• President's Day
• Hold the Mayo
• Procrastination

Word problems come in three variations:
1. PowerPoint presentation that helps you show just the information you want your students to see each day.
2. PDF – For full color printing or in case you do not have PowerPoint.
3. Black and White ½ sheet printable version easy to use for math journals or interactive notebooks.

Student answer sheets also come in two versions:
1. Full page “Box” answer sheet with boxes for each day of the week.
2. Flip book for interactive notebooks.

Also included in the product:
• Product Overview
• Suggestions for Use
• Word Problem CCSS Correlation Chart
• The Eight Mathematical Practices information sheet
• Word Problem of the Week Student “Box” Work Sheet (2 versions)
• Word Problem of the Week Student Work Flip Book
• Word Problem of the Week Mathematical Practices by the Day
• Student Directions by the Day
• Word Problem of the Week printable versions for interactive notebooks (6 pages)
• Answer Key for all parts of each word problem
• Scoring Rubric for Mathematical Practices (2 pages)


This product was created to use with 4th graders and supports 4th grade CCSS. However, it would also help support older students or gifted students in younger grades.
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January

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"The Common Core Standards were written and developed by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved."
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Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Mathematically proficient students notice if calculations are repeated, and look both for general methods and for shortcuts. Upper elementary students might notice when dividing 25 by 11 that they are repeating the same calculations over and over again, and conclude they have a repeating decimal. By paying attention to the calculation of slope as they repeatedly check whether points are on the line through (1, 2) with slope 3, middle school students might abstract the equation (𝑦 – 2)/(𝑥 – 1) = 3. Noticing the regularity in the way terms cancel when expanding (𝑥 – 1)(𝑥 + 1), (𝑥 – 1)(𝑥² + 𝑥 + 1), and (𝑥 – 1)(𝑥³ + 𝑥² + 𝑥 + 1) might lead them to the general formula for the sum of a geometric series. As they work to solve a problem, mathematically proficient students maintain oversight of the process, while attending to the details. They continually evaluate the reasonableness of their intermediate results.
Look for and make use of structure. Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. Young students, for example, might notice that three and seven more is the same amount as seven and three more, or they may sort a collection of shapes according to how many sides the shapes have. Later, students will see 7 × 8 equals the well remembered 7 × 5 + 7 × 3, in preparation for learning about the distributive property. In the expression 𝑥² + 9𝑥 + 14, older students can see the 14 as 2 × 7 and the 9 as 2 + 7. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects. For example, they can see 5 – 3(𝑥 – 𝑦)² as 5 minus a positive number times a square and use that to realize that its value cannot be more than 5 for any real numbers 𝑥 and 𝑦.
Attend to precision. Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose, including using the equal sign consistently and appropriately. They are careful about specifying units of measure, and labeling axes to clarify the correspondence with quantities in a problem. They calculate accurately and efficiently, express numerical answers with a degree of precision appropriate for the problem context. In the elementary grades, students give carefully formulated explanations to each other. By the time they reach high school they have learned to examine claims and make explicit use of definitions.
Use appropriate tools strategically. Mathematically proficient students consider the available tools when solving a mathematical problem. These tools might include pencil and paper, concrete models, a ruler, a protractor, a calculator, a spreadsheet, a computer algebra system, a statistical package, or dynamic geometry software. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. For example, mathematically proficient high school students analyze graphs of functions and solutions generated using a graphing calculator. They detect possible errors by strategically using estimation and other mathematical knowledge. When making mathematical models, they know that technology can enable them to visualize the results of varying assumptions, explore consequences, and compare predictions with data. Mathematically proficient students at various grade levels are able to identify relevant external mathematical resources, such as digital content located on a website, and use them to pose or solve problems. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.

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