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Solving the Math Curse: Reading and Writing Math Word Problems

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Solving the Math Curse: Reading and Writing Math Word Problems

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Valerie A. Adair, M.Ed.

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

What If We Changed the Book? Problem-Posing with Sixteen Cows

After reading a piece of math-related children’s literature aloud, students pose and solve new problems by asking what-if questions about the events in the story.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Bridging Literature and Mathematics by Visualizing Mathematical Concepts

During interactive read-aloud sessions, students identify how an author conveys mathematical information about animals’ sizes and abilities. They then conduct research projects focusing on the same mathematical concepts.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

QARs + Tables = Successful Comprehension of Math Word Problems

Using census data for an example, students use the question-answer relationship (QAR) strategy to understand and solve word problems that refer to tables and other graphics.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Talking, Writing, and Reasoning: Making Thinking Visible with Math Journals

Students explore how their problem-solving strategies work by writing in math journals as they work in small groups to solve a math puzzle with multiple solutions.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   3 – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Math Is Language Too: Talking and Writing in the Mathematics Classroom

Replete with children's stories and illustrations, Math Is Language Too looks at children as sense-makers, storytellers, language creators, and problem-posers.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Literacy + Math = Creative Connections in the Elementary Classroom

This book details the importance of establishing a literacy-mathematics connection for students and offers suggestions and ideas for improving math skills while fostering literacy growth.

 

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