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Brainy Apples: Drawing Models vs. Key Words in Problem Solving
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Drawing Models vs. Key Words in Problem Solving

I used to have my students identify the key words in word problems. However, now I have them draw models instead.

I share reasons why I now have my students draw models and also give you some examples so you can implement this strategy in your classroom. You can use my Word Problem of the Day or my Daily Math Reviews as a resource for word problems. You can then search by your grade level.

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  1. Hi Heather, Good stuff!
    Re: backwards writing
    Write your work on really thin paper with a sharpie or other"ink rich" pen.
    Then flip it over to the backside. It will appear correctly.

  2. You can also use video content for the same purpose. Visual materials always help better to learn something especially with the key words.