Story Strips: Launching Word Problem Talks

Posted on March 9, 2019. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Welcome to Story Strips.

Hello!  This is Dr. Nicki. I created story strips because so often kindergarten and first grade teachers tell me that their students can’t read the problems!  Well, here is one way to get students telling and solving word problems! These are great for students to use as word  problem launches. Often times, students have trouble telling stories, but with story strips they can just start telling stories.  When they see the strips they intuitively understand what is happening.  Here are a few ways to use them.

Whole group: Show a Story Strip and have the students discuss the problem that they could tell. They should think about how to model the problem in different ways.

Guided Math Groups: The teacher models a few with the group. Each student gets their own strip and they tell the story to the group and solve it.  They have to prove their thinking in more than one way.

Math Workstations: Teachers can assign a specific set of problems for students to work with or it can be free choice.

***Story strips can be made with pictures, stickers and sketches!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

P.S. I have been sharing this with teachers around the country and they and their kids are loving it! Start today!

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