Last week’s message was about mathematical fluency. The first learning experience for mathematical fluency was Number of the Day.

The second learning experience is

**solving word problems**. Students should be encouraged to act out, use manipulatives, and/or drawings to model and solve word problems.Here are some resources for word problems:

**Bedtime Math**posts a new story each day. The story is followed by a series of questions for “Wee ones,” “Little kids,” “Big kids,” and “The sky’s the limit.”

**Math Playground Word Problems**– Click on the “Thinking Blocks” for Addition, Multiplication, Fractions, or Ratios to see problems with guidance for using the bar model to solve problems. Thinking Blocks also has a free apps for iPads. There are other links for word problems as well.

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