What is it with word problems and kids?? It seems like as soon as a math question is in the form of writing kids just freeze and don’t know what to do. Today we did some bear math stories together and then I gave them a few to do on their own. They were great at the oral stories but really struggled with the word problems. This might be something you practice at home.
Today we talked about drawing a picture as a strategy to help solve a word problem. Here are my drawings… Can you figure out what the word problems were?
Those are legs in the second drawing.