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Singapore Math: A Strategy for Solving Word Problems. Nicole Getman Buffalo Public School #3 March 1, 2011. Focus Questions. What are some ideas for partner or small group activities that could be used for extensions & differentiation ?. General Ability of the Students.

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singapore math a strategy for solving word problems

Singapore Math:A Strategy for Solving Word Problems

Nicole Getman

Buffalo Public School #3

March 1, 2011

focus questions
Focus Questions
  • What are some ideas for partner or smallgroupactivities that could be used for extensions & differentiation?
general ability of the students
General Ability of the Students
  • Urban School District
  • 1st Grade Classroom
    • 25 students (12 boys, 13 girls)
    • 7 students receive ESL services
    • 4 students have an IEP
    • 7 students are in need of academic intervention services (AIS) for math
    • 8 students are in need of AIS for reading
time frame
Time Frame
  • Implementation: Three 45 minute periods
  • Planning: 2 hours (becoming familiar with the strategy & preparing for the lessons)
  • Assessment: 3-5 minutes per student
  • Schedule: Taught during the 1st semester so students can practice using this strategy throughout the year
enduring understanding
Enduring Understanding

Numbers sentences can be

represented in multiple ways

Essential Question

What are different representations(drawings, equations, numbers, etc.) of the same number sentence?

guiding questions
Guiding Questions
  • What is the problem asking us to do?
  • How can we represent the problem with an equation?
  • What is another way we could represent this equation with pictures?
  • What is a strategy you could use to solve the equation?
nys mathematics standard
NYS Mathematics Standard

1st Grade

Representation Process Strand

1.R.1: Use multiple representations including

verbal and written language, acting out or

modeling a situation, drawings, and/or

symbols as representations

objectives
Objectives

Students will be able to…

  • Solve a word problem using

the Singapore Math Strategy

  • Represent information in a

word problem using

pictures, symbols, and words

the singapore math strategy
The Singapore Math Strategy
  • A tool for solving word problems
  • 4 Components:
    • Pictorial Representation
    • Labeling
    • Symbolic Representation
    • Written Representation
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Pictorial Representation

Labeling

Symbolic

Representation

Written Representation

assessment
Assessment
  • Diagnostic:
    • Students solve a word problem with a strategy of their choice
    • Teacher creates a list of strategies used by the students
  • Formative:
    • Students verbally explain how to use the Singapore Math Strategy to solve a word problem
assessment cont d
Assessment Cont’d
  • Summative:
    • Students independently solve a word problem
    • Students complete a self-evaluation checklist
    • Teacher scores the students’ work with a

4-point rubric

distinguished level
DistinguishedLevel

Rubric Score

of 19-20

proficient level
ProficientLevel

Rubric Score

of 17-18

developing level
DevelopingLevel

Rubric Score

of 0-16

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Thank you to my group members

who peer reviewed my LE

during its preliminary stages!