Lesson Plan : Story Based Word Problems

Teacher Name:
 Grade 1

 Story problems and Word problems. Computer Math Review
 Challenge to youngsters learning to solve story problems. Because children are often uncertain about how to approach a story problem, Pondering Problems guides students through the logical steps necessary to achieve a solution. Animated characters provide company and amusement as work proceeds. A graph summarizes cumulative student performance. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Ferdinand the frog presents story problems based on life at Walnut Pond. When Ferdinand asks, “What data do you need?” children must think carefully because sometimes numbers not needed to solve the problem appear in the story. After students determine what data is necessary, they must select which operation they will use to solve the problem. Ferdinand and his helpers let children know if their answers are correct. Once children have identified the data needed and determined the correct operation to use, they are ready to solve the problem. When Ferdinand asks, “What is your answer?” a built-in calculator is available to help with calculations. If students press H for help, they can view the equation that relates to the story problem. Each math exercise consists of three story problems. Then, a summary chart illustrates how the student has performed in the categories of Finding Data, Choosing the Operation, and Solving the Problem. After every nine story problems completed, the student can admire on the summary screen one of Herbert the hedgehog’s artful hedge sculptures. There are six sculptures to be seen.
 To offer review of basic Math word Problems
 Students to understand the basics of word math problems
 Pondering problems, pencil, ruler or number line, and paper.
 Start by showing the students the way to start the program and set the levels for their grade level.
 keep a journal of achievement by each student, or by creating a class with in the program and the program will record the achievements of each student.
 help students to understand the process they need to solve the problems.
 Have the students review the correct and incorrect problems.
Checking For Understanding:
 try offering some form of group review to the students by having one student read a problem and see if the concept is understood.
 have students that have completed all the areas with understanding and comprehension move on to another level.
 Evaluation can be done through there own journals and recording software provided with in the program.
Teacher Reflections:
 I find that the program reinforces the students choice of selecting the appropriate numbers or data from the word problems then selecting the appropriate approach to solving the question and then performing the actual function of subtraction and addition.

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