Monday, December 12, 2011

Story Problem Math with a Problem

Students who complete a story problem with a single number answer frustrate me to no end.  Our current Investigation Unit is story problem heavy.  Last week, I was a broken record repeating, "Where is your thinking?"  and "How did you get that answer?" over and over and over again.  So today, determined to solve this problem, we made a chart to help us remember what to do!  It isn't the prettiest chart, but now we have a starting place to work from. As the week progresses, hopefully we can add to our list and begin doing this every time a story problem occurs.
Here's to hoping for some amazing math thinking.....on the paper!


  1. I am a new google follower! I found your link up at the love2learn2day "monday" blog hop :) Thanks for posting such great info! The "teacher" in me loves your site!

  2. Thanks so much! It is a new fun hobby.