Structures & Routines for Developing Metacognitive Thinking to Solve Word Problems

Structures & Routines for Developing Metacognitive Thinking to Solve Word Problems

  1. Presentation Understanding Why Word Problems are So Challenging
  2. Presentation Understanding the Common Core Problem Types
  3. Online-Utility Tool
  4. Common Core Problem Types, pg. 88 – 89
  5. Click here to post problems.  Sample Problem:
    1. Grade 5, Released 2017, 5.MD.1: A science teacher has 0.4 liter of seawater. She gives each of her 22 students a container and a 5-milliliter spoon. She then asks her students to put two spoonfuls of seawater into their containers. How many milliliters of seawater will be left after all 22 students have filled their containers?
    2. Grade 6, Released 2016, 6.NS.4: On Saturday, a minor league baseball team gave away  baseball cards to each person entering the stadium. One group received 28 baseball cards. A second group received 68 baseball cards. If each person entering the stadium received the same number of cards, what is the greatest possible number of baseball cards that each person could have received?
    3. Grade 7, Released 2017, 7.RP.3: Carl wants to buy a television that costs $500, including taxes. To pay for the television, he will use a payment plan that requires him to make a down payment of $125, and then pay $72.50 each month for 6 months. What is the percent increase from the original cost of the television to the cost of the television using the payment plan?
  6. What Works Clearinghouse:
  7. Released NYS Exams Items 
  8. Session 1 Algebrafied Problems – Teacher Contributions
  9. Mathematical Sketch Blog, Post to:
  10. Developing a Plan for Problem Solving Online Tool
  11. Sample Year-Long Plan:
  12. Newman Error Analysis

VoiceThread: Last Session Grade 5 Grade 7 VoiceThreadSample VoiceThread


Online Resources:

  1. Metacognitive Instruction with Cooperative Learning
  2. Reciprocal Peer Tutoring for Math

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