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What is the best way to get 5th students to start writing their own word problem?

Dec 10, 2013 4:15pm

My student are able to follow a frame but only half of them are creative enough to create own word problems.

  • Math
  • 5
  • Differentiation


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    • Dec 16, 2013 7:37am

      Lots of modeling from you, and also encouraging them to build on their previous knowledge - start simple and build up to more complicated problems. Use subject matter that appeals to their individual interest (sports, books, hobbies,etc), and make them personal (use names of students in the classroom, the school, teachers, the town where they live and stores where they shop). Then make copies of the problems and have the students work on them together, solving each others problems makes it more fun for them. Good luck!