Are you curious about our Building Problem Solving Strategies series?  In this episode, we share an example of a problem and student work.  What are the benefits of incorporating these types of problems?  What should you expect?  What important things should we consider when evaluating word problems from any source?

Helping students to make sense of problems and persevere in problem solving is one of the Standards of Mathematical Practice, but it is also an important goal for life!  Our Building Problem Solving Strategies series introduces students to a variety of strategies, and the tasks are challenging.  It is not a worksheet in disguise!  Detailed solutions model one method for solving the problem.

You can download the slides from today’s episode and use this word problem with your students.  We hope you will try it!

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