Saturday, October 12, 2013

Getting CLOSE with Math Problem Solving and a Freebie!

Getting CLOSE with Math Problem Solving   and a Freebie!
Friends~Room 331 has been working on solving one and two step word problems.  Let me tell you, it has not been easy.  I don't know what happens when you mix words and numbers but it sure has my kiddos spinning in circles.  
After teaching a lesson last week, I went home thinking about what I could do to make this lesson better for my kiddos.  How could I help them problem solve with confidence and then it hit me.  We had just done a CLOSE reading using my Getting Close with a Book bookmarks and my 2nd graders did great! The bookmarks really helped them stay on track and focused with their passage.  
Check them out below!
Getting CLOSE with Math Problem Solving and a Freebie, Close reading
 I decided that since they did so well with the close reading we were going to get CLOSE with word problems too! 
Check out me kiddos in action.  The did a great job sorting out one stepper and 2 stepper problems.
Underlining questions and coming up with solutions.  
I made those Getting CLOSE with Problem Solving bookmarks for them so that they could stay on track.
Getting Close with Math Problem Solving and a Freebie

Getting Close with Math Problem Solving and a Freebie

I even made this little tutorial for them to watch and review on our classroom computers and ipads.
Check out this cool site Educreations!
                            
Grab a FREE copy of my Getting CLOSE with Problem Solving bookmarks below!  
Just click HERE and head to my October Freebies to download! 
Be sure to check out my Getting CLOSE with Problem Solving file below!

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