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! -