Math (Updated for the week beginning 4/24/17) (and problem solving strategy)

This week (the week beginning 4/24/17) students will be working with  division.  They will be reviewing division concepts, solving word problems using division, and learning different notations and strategies for dividing. They also reviewing previously learned concepts, to help them prepare for the SBAC testing that will occur later this month.

 

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*** HOW TO SOLVE A WORD PROBLEM ***

We are using the following strategies to help guide us through solving word problems:

READ:

Find the important information and make sure you understand the question or questions.

PLAN:

Pick a strategy to solve your problem (draw a picture, write an equation, look for a pattern, make a chart or list, work backwards, use logical reasoning, or guess and check).

SOLVE:

Do it!  Be neat, use a pencil, line up columns, form your numbers, use graph paper or lined paper.

LOOK BACK!

Is your answer reasonable? Does it make sense? Did you answer all of the question or questions? Did you label correctly?