Third Graders are working on their fraction unit: Unit 7.
We are learning about numerators and denominators.
Students are learning to split up lines, shapes, sets, and bars equally.
We are working to figure out patterns to help us better compare fractions.
*** HOW TO SOLVE A WORD PROBLEM ***
We are using the following strategies to help guide us through solving word problems:
Find the important information and make sure you understand the question or questions.
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).
Do it! Be neat, use a pencil, line up columns, form your numbers, use graph paper or lined paper.
Is your answer reasonable? Does it make sense? Did you answer all of the question or questions? Did you label correctly?