Strategies for Understanding Word Problems by Christine King, K-4 (1:45 P.M. – 2:35 P.M.)
This workshop will provide participants with hands-on, small-group experiences focusing on 10 strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom to increase student comprehension of word problems across all the key concepts.
- Handout (.pdf)
- Newman Error Analysis (adapted)
- Raccoon Video A (will be removed)
- Raccoon Video B (will be removed)
Online Resources for Problem Solving K – 5
- K-5 Math Teaching Resources (http://www.k-
5mathteachingresources.com/ 1st-grade-number-activities. html) Use to be all free, but still has samples. Click around for K and 2nd. Standard close-ended word problems.
- Questioning My Metacognition by GFletchy – (https://gfletchy.com/3-act-lessons/) 3 Acts Lessons – Freely available problem solving lesson ideas and some have videos.
- North Carolina Problem Solving Decks (http://maccss.ncdpi.
wikispaces.net/Problem+ Solving+Decks) Word problems, but more riddles and thinking and building logical reasoning
- Thinking Blocks (http://www.mathplayground.
com/thinkingblocks.html) Has apps that can be downloaded for offline use. Easy to use, but takes a minute to learn how to use and navigate. Can be set up in advance for students. Look specifically at Thinking Blocks Jr and Modeling Tool.
- I would be remiss if I did not mention Illustrative Mathematics tasks (illustrativemathematics.org)
- Greg Tang Word Problem Generator (http://gregtangmath.com/
wordproblems) close-ended word problems. You can select the problem type and number range.