Students will do the following:

The class will need the following:



Use the following threepoint rubric to evaluate how well students listened in class, participated in class discussions, and were able to apply what they learned to write their own word problems.

Tips for Solving Problems Divide students into groups of three or four. Based on what they learned during class, have each group write a chart of at least three tips for other students on how to solve word problems. The chart should encourage students to do the following when solving word problems:

Numbers (Math Matters series, vol. 1) Grolier Educational, 1999. This is a clear introduction to the world of math and numbers. Lots of cartoon drawings explain the history of numbers, number places, minus numbers, fractional numbers, and numbers on graphs, and a lot more. Good examples accompany all the information. This is the first title in an excellent series to introduce young people to math concepts. Telling Time: How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks! Jules Older. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2000. This is a colorful and cheerful introduction to telling time for young children. In addition to describing in detail how to tell time on both analog and digital clocks, the concept of time is covered. Lots of examples are found on every page and a poem at the end will help children remember how long things take! 
decimal Definition: A fraction (as .25 = 25/100 or .025 = 25/1000) or mixed number (as 3.025 = 325/1000) in which the denominator is a power of 10 usually expressed by use of the decimal point . Context: We usedecimalswhen we count money. elapsed time Definition: The actual time taken to complete a task. Context: The amount of time it takes to complete a project is known aselapsed time. equation Definition: A mathematical statement of equality. Context: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division can be used in solvingequations. fraction Definition: A numerical representation of a portion of a whole. Context: Onefourth (1/4) and onehalf (1/2) arefractions. operation Definition: The practical application of principles or processes; in mathematics, this refers to addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Context: When solving word problems, the first step in finding the answer is determining whichoperationto use. 
This lesson adheres to standards from the National Council on the Teaching of Mathematics:

Marilyn Fenichel, freelance writer and curriculum developer. This lesson was developed in consultation with Dianne Hoffman, consulting teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland. 