Many of our students struggle to solve word problems, and we don't always understand why.
There are usually a few contributing factors. Students need to understand the underlying math concepts, have a strategy for approaching problems, and have a process to apply that strategy.
One of our Hands-On Math workshops can help educators build their expertise in addressing all three issues. But a graphic organizer can be a quick and easy solution to help students develop a process for problem-solving.
This organizer is built off of Polya's 4-Step problem solving process. Polya was a Hungarian mathematician who discovered that any mathematical problem could be solved in 4-steps: Understand, Plan, Solve, and Reflect.
This graphic organizer will help your students organize their thinking and apply Polya's process when working with challenging multi-step word problems.
Personalized learning has direct benefits for students but also supports growth within the other two bridges.
A unique approch to traditional schooling using high-impact instructional strategies that allow the teacher to be more efficient
Students progress toward grade-level standards at their own pace. Teachers reduce grading time and shift into the role of "guide by the side."
By learning through exploration, each student gains something unique. IBL supports content mastery, problem solving, and social-emotional learning.