Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners

Introduction Menu | Strategies

How to make a problem more accessible (scaffold):

Frame the problem; activate prior learning.

Use simpler numbers.

Separate it into stages.

Model it physically – act it out.

Model it concretely with manipulatives.

Model it visually with pictures, diagrams, number lines and grids, arrays.

Provide organizational tools: tables, graphic organizers, diagrams.

Provide calculators.

Ask intermediate questions (increase scaffolding).

Enlist the SpEd teacher in the process.

Simplify the language/reading requirements.

Provide hint cards.

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