Emphasize student understanding and reasoning! This lesson plan helps learners solve story problems using sense-making strategies. This can be used alongside the lesson Solving Word Problems or as a stand-alone lesson.
Give your students the resources they need to solve word problems with this math lesson. Your class will learn how to categorize important keywords using a WIKED map, a visual tool that helps them through the problem-solving process.
Use the worksheet, Holiday Shopping 2, to help your first and second graders practice adding or subtracting word problems. Learners will answer the problems and then discuss their answers with partners to show their understanding.