`Solving Word ProblemsBarbara Trotter                          O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy                                         6024 West Warrick                                         Chicago, Illinois 60634                                         312-974-8440Objectives:   (Intermediate and upper grades.)To Teach intermediate students several different techniques for solving Word Problems. Materials needed:Overhead projector, the three different strategies dittos, and Bingo manipulatives for the culminating exercise. Strategies:Demonstrate and explain why it is important to study word problems.  Show by examples that word problems are found in all subjects including Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, and every day life.  Present and demonstrate the three different strategies, as you would in the classroom.  The strategies are: Determining the procedure, finding the clue words, changing the problem to a number sentence, getting the inverse of the problem, make a good estimation and solving the problem. Finding the characters, setting, plot, problem, and the resolve or solution.Get an understanding of the problem, which includes who, what, how many or much,planning a solution and finding the answer. Conclusion:The students will not be expected to use all of the strategies or even all of one, but to determine what will work for them and use that one. Evaluation:To determine if the students have assimilated the concepts, they will play Word Problem Bingo.  The word problems will be projected on the overhead and the answers will be on the individual game cards.  The first one to get four consecutive numbers in any direction, wins. `
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