Posts tagged as: Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse

Word Problems: Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, September 16th, 2017

A long-standing instructional practice has been to teach students how to multiply (or add, subtract, or divide) and then, after the students have learned to compute, give them word problems to solve. In this post I present a lesson with a different approach, where word problems become the lead and reason for learning to compute.



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