We have started our unit on problem solving! It is a quick unit but we will work on problem solving each trimester.
We use the problem solving rainbow to help us look at all the information in the word problem and then come up with a game plan for how to solve the problem. It is not enough to just write the answer down. Students need to be able to write an equation, draw a math picture, use words and numbers to label their thinking, and write their answer in a sentence. Students will need to solve 2 step story problems and they will get more complex each trimester.
To show our work we using a 4 square model. These are the 4 parts of a 4 square
- Math picture
- Work check
- Answer in a complete sentence
Below is an example from our excellent mathematician, Eliana!
Ms. Fish & Class
We are excited to share all the things we are working on in 2nd grade!