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# Problem Solving Using the UPSE Method - Multiplication and Division

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As a child, I always struggled with problem solving. In fact, I dreaded problem solving in math. I didn't want my students to feel this way, so I introduced them to the UPSE method. This is a graphic organizer that they use with every word problem that they encounter, and it has worked wonders! It is a simple concept, but it helps students really think about and analyze a word problem. It has been very successful in my classroom!

This bundle includes a PowerPoint lesson that teaches students about the UPSE method. I also included a sheet that students can fill in during the lesson. I usually model the first problem or two and then allow them to work in partners or independently to solve the rest. There are 6 word problems includes in the lesson and sheet (with answer key), but it usually takes students an entire class period to work through them because they are focused on truly understanding what the problem is asking.

*The problems in this lesson are one and two digit multiplication and division with two digit divisors*

Try it out! Your students might just love it!

If you like this product, check out: Problem Solving Using the UPSE Method - Decimal Operations>

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Take a look at my other fifth grade math lessons:

Decimals Bundle (NBT Standards)
Measurement (MD Standards)
Whole Number Division (NBT Standards)
Coordinate Planes and Numerical Patterns (OA Standards)
Line Plots (MD Standards)
Volume (MD Standards)
Geometry (G Standards)
Fractions Bundle (NF Standards)

SAVE with Bundles:

Math Interactive Notebook Bundle
Math PowerPoint Lessons Bundle
5th Grade Math Units for the YEAR

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