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Getting CLOSE with Math Problem Solving and a Freebie! Friends~Room 331 has been working on solving one and two step word problems. Let me tell you, it has not been easy. I don't know what happens when you mix words and numbers but it sure has my kiddos spinning in circles.

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Getting CLOSE with Math Problem Solving & a Freebie! Friends~Room 331 has been working on solving one and two step word problems. Let me tell you, it has not been easy. I don't know what happens when you mix words and numbers but it sure has my kiddos spinning in circles.

Getting CLOSE with Math Problem Solving and a Freebie! Friends~Room 331 has been working on solving one and two step word problems. Let me tell you, it has not been easy. I don't know what happens when you mix words and numbers but it sure has my kiddos spinning in circles.

Close Reads are becoming more and more important as we continue to work toward meeting the Common Core State Standards in ELA. For longer math story problems such as those found in my CeeCee Math series, close reading will help our students to make sense of the problem and develop a blueprint for their work. The pages in this resource will work with any multi-paragraph word problems. You might even want to try having your students write some of their own!

FREEBIE - Solving math word problem using multiple strategies

FREEBIE...problem of the day rubric encourages students to THINK about the steps involved in solving word problems!

The steps in these math story problems were created for the purpose of making sense of a problem, instead of using tricks and key words to solve a problem. Students must understand what the problem is asking them to do before solving it.