Lesson Plan

Writing Questions for Word Problems

Empower students to think like mathematicians by having them create word problems related to subtracting mixed numbers. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Subtracting Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Subtracting Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategylesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to solve subtraction problems with mixed numbers that have like denominators using the decomposition strategy.

Language

Students will be able to write questions to go with word problems using a graphic organizer and peer support.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Creating Problem Questions with Mixed NumbersVocabulary Cards: Writing Questions for Word ProblemsGlossary: Writing Questions for Word ProblemsTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Read aloud the student-facing content and language objectives for this lesson.
  • Briefly define any unknown terms in the objectives and emphasize that today the students will play the role of the teacher as they create questions to go along with information in word problems.