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- Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
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In this math worksheet, students learn to solve word problems by working backwards. Students read the 20 word problems and solve them, choosing the best answer from 4 choices. There are helpful hints on the page to clue students to work backwards. Note: The directions refer students to "page 13" which is not included here; problems can be solved without this page.
It's all about working backwards in this problem-solving worksheet, which has mathematicians examining 6 scenarios and writing out their calculations to solve each. The first 2 are started to guide scholars in this concept, which includes adding and subtracting fractions to get their answers.
Learners solve math problems. In this working backwards lesson, students learn the strategy of working backwards in order to solve math problems. Learners are given two examples of problems where they need to work backwards to find the answer. Students then complete activity sheets.
Young scholars act as math coaches to solve word problems. For this math word problems lesson, students brainstorm key words in math operations, create flash cards to review relationships between words and operations, coach each other in the problems, and write their own word problems.
Sixth graders make up their own math problems. There is only one restriction. That is, the answer has to be the one you are going to give them in a sealed envelope. The problems that they make up can be anything they like. Let Students work on the problem together in small groups. Help the ones who are having trouble. Those who finish quickly could be asked to make up another problem using another envelope.