# Understanding Problems

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Technology tools and resources to support teaching students the strategy of problem-solving in math.

### Round in real-life situations

In this lesson you will learn how to use rounding by exploring "real-world" situations.

### Understand the commutative property of multiplication in word problems

In this lesson you will learn a strategy of solving multiplication word problems by using your knowledge of arrays to draw diagrams.

### Understand word problems by creating fill-in-the-blank sentences

In this lesson, you will learn how to rewrite the question in a word problem by creating a fill in the blank sentence.

### Draw a Math Story: From the Concrete to the Symbolic - ReadWriteThink

Students create math stories by first drawing, then writing, and finally using math symbols to show addition or subtraction.

### Giant Story Problems: Reading Comprehension through Math Problem-Solving - ReadWriteThink

Students create posters using images, text, and mathematical equations to represent a story problem.

### Authentic Writing Experiences and Math Problem-Solving Using Shopping Lists - ReadWriteThink

What could be a better purpose for writing than an opportunity to create your own shopping list and use it to buy your favorite treats? This is problem solving at its best! Students use their problem-solving skills to stay within their budget as they choose items they plan to buy and create their personal shopping lists. If their lists don't stay within budget guidelines, students are highly motivated to revise and edit. Once their lists work, students can actually go to the class store and…

### Understanding Problems

Understanding Problems Instructional Strategy Guide

### Making Story Problems Meaningful and Fun

Students use Pixie to show their understanding of multiplication relating to word problems.

### Dynamic Mathematics

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