Nicole Getman Buffalo Public School #3 March 1, 2011 1 What are some ideas for partner or small group activities that could be used for extensions & differentiation? 2 Urban School District 1st Grade Classroom 25 students (12 boys, 13 girls) 7 students receive ESL services 4 students have an IEP 7 students are in need of academic intervention services (AIS) for math 8 students are in need of AIS for reading 3 Implementation: Three 45 minute periods Planning: 2 hours (becoming familiar with the strategy & preparing for the lessons) Assessment: 3-5 minutes per student Schedule: Taught during the 1st semester so students can practice using this strategy throughout the year 4 Numbers sentences can be represented in multiple ways What are different representations(drawings, equations, numbers, etc.) of the same number sentence? 5 What is the problem asking us to do? How can we represent the problem with an equation? What is another way we could represent this equation with pictures? What is a strategy you could use to solve the equation? 6 1st Grade Representation Process Strand 1.R.1: Use multiple representations including verbal and written language, acting out or modeling a situation, drawings, and/or symbols as representations 7 Students will be able to… Solve a word problem using the Singapore Math Strategy Represent information in a word problem using pictures, symbols, and words 8 A tool for solving word problems 4 Components: Pictorial Representation Labeling Symbolic Representation Written Representation 9 Pictorial Representation Labeling Symbolic Representation Written Representation 10 Diagnostic: Students solve a word problem with a strategy of their choice Teacher creates a list of strategies used by the students Formative: Students verbally explain how to use the Singapore Math Strategy to solve a word problem 11 Summative: Students independently solve a word problem Students complete a self-evaluation checklist Teacher scores the students’ work with a 4-point rubric 12 13 14 Rubric Score of 19-20 15 Rubric Score of 17-18 16 Rubric Score of 0-16 17 Modification Rationale Benefits Grid Paper Assists students with organizing their work Students draw appropriate sized bars to represent the numbers Manipulatives (ex: cubes) Tactile tool Provides another visual representation Subtraction Word Problem Students connect this strategy from addition to subtraction This strategy can be used to solve a variety of word problems 18 Thank you to my group members who peer reviewed my LE during its preliminary stages! 19

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# Singapore Math: A Strategy for Solving Word Problems