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Word problem Wednesday is my answer to my students’ struggle with solving word problems. I have decided to dedicate every Wednesday till the end of the year to developing my students word problem solving skills. I will be producing these units in 3 week sets based on my students’ needs and abilities. Each week includes a teaching power point, partner practice problems, and an individual practice worksheet. I have also created problem solving strategies cards for the students to keep at their desks. My goal is to focus on 2-3 different types of problems for the 3 week unit or until my students have mastered that particular type of problem. These problems are not meant to be easy but develop students thinking skills and problem solving skills.
The following common core standards are addressed:
CCSS.1.OA.1 and CCSS.1.OA.2 – Represent and solve word problems involving addition and subtraction.
CCSS.1.NBT.4 and CCSS.1.NBT.6 – Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
Word problems, word problem worksheets, word problem activities