Trying to teach the thought process required for story problems in math led to the creation of this matrix. This matrix and the modeling that goes with it revolutionized the way our students approach story problems. Included in this packet are My Choices and Guiding Steps posters for teachers and students, Teacher Talk examples, connections to bar diagram problem solving strategies, and a Special Notes section. This matrix is designed for use with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems. It can also be used with multi-step problems. Please contact us with any questions you have about the matrix or how to use it in your classroom.
"My Choices" Problem Solving Matrix
by Jessica Surles and Rachelle Fink
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