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.