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Thinking Deeply About Word Problems

Word problems can be overwhelming to students, but if they have a tool to help them, they can handle it! Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems*.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problemslesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to apply word problem strategies to solve problems using addition, subtraction, or both operations.

Language

Students will be able to analyze addition and subtraction word problems using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Facilitate a think-pair-share in which students think about what is easy and difficult about solving word problems. Have them turn and talk to a partner, and then share out as a class. Provide sentence stems to support conversation.
  • Tell learners that they'll be learning about a new tool and strategy they can use to help them understand what the word problem is asking. Read aloud the student-friendly language objective and have students repeat it aloud.

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third grade
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