What our Measurement Word Problems lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Measurement Word Problems teaches students how to solve word problems with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Students will use one of five strategies that the lesson describes. These strategies are question, information, clue words, create an equation, and check your work. By the end, they will be able to solve word problems involving money, time, length, and other units.
There are two pages of content that describe the five strategies for solving word problems. The lesson explains and provides an example for the strategies to ensure the students understand how to utilize each one. Students will discover that they may end up using more than one for some problems.
Because word problems can be overwhelming at times, the lesson strives to make them a little easier. For instance, the clue words strategy teaches students to find that help them figure out what operation to do. A table lists several key words that students would find in word problems about addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
PROBLEM CARDS ACTIVITY
The activity worksheet has two pages, one with a blank table with 10 boxes and one with 10 word problems. Students will cut out the word problem cards and pick out several to solve. They will use the blank boxes to show their work and display which strategy they used.
SOLVE THE PROBLEMS PRACTICE WORKSHEET
There are two word problems on the practice worksheet. The word problems contain a lot of information, and students will have to determine which parts are important to solving the problem. There are two questions to answer for each word problem.
STATE PARK WORD PROBLEM HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
The homework assignment requires students to answer three questions that all relate to the same word problem.
MEASUREMENT WORD PROBLEMS QUIZ
Similar to the homework worksheet, students will solve a single word problem through several questions. Then they will solve a final word problem that relates to the information they learned in the first problem.