Monday, November 22, 2010

SMART Boards & Word Problems

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Jim Hollis of Teachers Love SMART Boards has developed a great Thanksgiving-themed SMART Notebook file called "Turkey Trot" to help teach kids a 5-step approach to solving word problems in elementary/middle grades/early high school Math classes.  It contains a number of different pre-made word problems - teachers could certainly download and edit the file to customize it to whatever concept you're currently teaching.  It's very cute - tap the turkey on each slide to advance to the next step. 

The instructions are found at the end of the file:

  • The Turkey Trot is used to review a five step process for solving word problems.
  • Choose a student to lead the class through each word problem. Students should go through each word problem step-by-step and students should participate on each step for each problem to reinforce the steps.
  • Each word problem has an answer page following the "Check" step. Time should be provided for students to complete the word problem before advancing to the answer page.

Take a look at the link on the left side of the page for lots of other Thanksgiving-themed SMART-Board Resources as well!

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