This product is specifically designed to help students understand and solve story problems within 100. It uses an AMAZING and effective strategy called, Numberless Word Problems. Students will no longer absentmindedly add or subtract numbers they see, because there aren't any numbers there - at first, anyway.
There were students on the bus.
More students got on the bus.
How many more students got on the bus?
Students must THINK about and PROCESS the problem. They are then given snippets of needed information, a little at a time, until the problem is solved.
By presenting a word problem in a numberless manner first, students are truly focusing on what the problem is asking. The mathematical thinking that happens is amazing and student motivation and engagement is at its highest!
I love using these problems with my classes. I have noticed that their understanding of word problems has increase drastically after using these. Thank you!!
This resource really helps the kids think about types of math problems. ~Randi
Such a game changer for my classroom!~Vanessa
Love this for teaching kids the HOW of solving word problems. ~Erica
Amazing product! Perfect for getting my kids to focus on steps and not numbers. ~Jennifer
For years we introduced and taught students how to solve math word problems teaching them strategies to use such as underlining the question, circling important information, and looking for key words. Some of our students had success, but many students struggled, especially when the unknown was not the end result. They didn't truly understand the situation or how to tackle it. Luckily, we stumbled upon the idea of using numberless word problems to truly help students focus on the problem situation. It increased student discourse and understanding GREATLY. With repeated exposure, discussion and practice, students began approaching math word problems with understanding and success.
THIS RESOURCE IS HELPFUL FOR:
-Second and Third Grade Teachers
-Special Education Teachers
-Whole Group Math Instruction
-Small Group Math Instruction
Thank you for considering this product!
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