Students will be able to apply word problem strategies to solve problems using multiplication or division.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Tell students about a simple routine that you have like getting ready for bed in the evening or getting ready in the morning. Be sure to mention that you follow a routine so that you don’t forget to do anything like leave your home without your lunch.
Let students share a routine they have with a partner.
Call on a few students to share with the whole class what happens if they don’t follow their routine.
Tell students that we’re less likely to forget something if we follow a routine or do the same steps each time.
Explain to students that there are steps they can follow to solve multiplication and division word problems, just like they follow steps for the routines they have.
Have students share their routines with a supportive peer or one with the same home language (L1), if possible.
Allow students to draw an image to accompany their explanation of their routine.
Define the word routine with a student-friendly definition. Provide additional examples of routines in the classroom to support students' understanding.
Have students use a sentence stem as they explain the consequences of not following a routine. For example, "If I don't follow the routine ________."