Teacher Playlist: Helping Students Understand Math Problems Using Precise Math Language

Author: 
Center for Technology Implementation
Year: 
2015
For many students, mathematics word problems are just a jumble of words and numbers. A problem-solving process can help students make sense of problems. They can do this by reading the problem more than once, annotating words and numbers, visualizing the situation, converting visualizations into diagrams or mathematical expressions, and assessing the reasonableness of their solutions. All students need to apply problem solving to more and more complex situations as they move forward in their mathematical learning.
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Type: 
Tools and Templates
Common Core State Standards: 
Make Sense of Problems
Attend to Precision
Instructional Strategies: 
Understanding Problems
Using Precise Math Language
Supporting Struggling Students: 
Differentiation
Personalization
Universal Design for Learning

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