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Topic: Common Core - word problems
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Nick B

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Registered: 9/23/07
Common Core - word problems
Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:27 AM
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Hi All,

We are working on word problems that can be solved via linear equations. We have looked in module 1 (lesson 25) and we see that the module spends only 1 day on word problems and the lesson doesn't really get into modeling consecutive integer, age, and percent problems, but the students are expected in the problem sets to work through these types of problems. So I have two questions:

1. How much time would you allot on word problems? Keep in mind the module only allows for 1 day on these types. We are saying 3 days but in the past it has been more like 4 or 5.

2. How would you address the lesson piece, which has the kids breaking down two difficult word problems that are very different from the practice questions?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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