**Here is how to use your 20 Strategies and writing format:**

**First:** Help students make up a word problem by using three sentences. Two sentences should consist of data and one sentence should ask a question.

**Next: **Have students pick two strategies to solve their problem and show their work in the BOX.

**Last:** Have students write in sequence how they worked out their problem using their two strategies. Here is an example of what a third grader will do at first by using this method:

Then here is another example of the improvement they will make just after a few weeks using this method...

...BIG DIFFERENCE!! This method will help students become more organized, allow them to see and think logically and become better writers in math. Have a blast! -

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