It has been snowing where I live! We read the beautiful book the READER, and it lead to some sled problems. The Reader is a wonderful book.
It has nothing to do with math, but it is the perfect book to read on a snowy day. When I do make story problems, I use the names of students in my class. After a few weeks of snow problems, I will have students create their own.
Step One: I will read the problem
Step Two: The child will retell the math problem. I know in kindergarten kids have a difficult time retelling the problem many want to shout out the answer.
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 ten frames, 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 children from getting the answer from their neighbor. The idea of leaving the blank comes from Math Exchanges.|
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