Next week I have the privilege of presenting a session about numberless word problems at the 2018 NCTM Annual conference. Even if you don’t teach in grades 3-5, I still invite you to join us because there will be lots of ideas shared of interest to multiple grade levels.
During the session, I’ll be referencing a few numberless word problems used over the course of several months in a 3rd grade classroom in my district. I thought it might be fun to share them before my session so folks could take a peak (and possibly even try one or two of them out before my session!).
The Collie and Chihuahua Problem – This is a comparison problem where the difference is unknown.
The Ancient Penguin Problem – This is another comparison problem. This time the larger quantity is unknown.
The Sand Castle Problem – This is an equal groups problem with an unknown product.
The Minecraft Problem – This is a multi-step problem involving multiplication and addition.
The Piano Practice Problem – This is a multi-step problem involving addition and subtraction.
The Pie Problem – This is a multi-step problem involving multiplication.
Enjoy! And if you’ll be joining me next week at NCTM, I look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.!