Step One: I will read the problem
Step Two: The child will retell the problem in their own words. I know in kindergarten kids have a difficult time retelling the problem many want to shout out the answer. I found that teaching kids to retell in a small group of four kids has helped me. If a child struggles with this I will help retell with them.
Step Three: When solving problems I make sure I have many tools at the table.
A bucket of cubes, a tens frame, a number line, hundredth chart and pencils etc.
Step Four: Share the different ways we solved the problem.
The following are some winter theme problems.
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These are some story problems we worked on during our pattern unit.
|I love the idea of leaving a blank for the number! That way kids can be working at a just right level for them! It also discourages kids from getting the answer from their neighbor. The idea of leaving the blank comes from Math Exchanges.|
|The unit piece is so tricky|
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