Before We Start
Each lesson takes one or two class periods. Don’t rush! If a lesson takes longer than planned, it still involves learning, so that’s fine. Each file is editable — make it your own ! All we ask is that you give us feedback. What worked? What didn’t? What questions came up? Write to: ThePiProject@gmail.com
- Word Problems: “Twice as Many”
Word problems are best introduced with blocks. This lesson clears up confusion around word problems using “twice as much”, “three times as many” and “one more than twice as many.” The lesson has teacher’s notes below each slide. Use the “Presenter’s View” to play, which will show the notes.
2. The Stories of Sam and Marcia #1
Start with another logic problem. Then go on to word problems that build on yesterday’s lesson. Teacher’s Notes below each slide of the Lesson
Student File for correcting Problems #3-6 is also appropriate for distance learning
3. The Stories of Sam and Marcia #2
Word problems get more challenging, but still use blocks.
4. The Alpha Beta Gamma Game
An engaging class activity that reviews word problem modeling.
Quiz #1 – What about Assessment?