The purpose of this lesson is for students to continue to represent and solve two-step word problems, including problems in which not all necessary information is given up front.
In this lesson, students continue to solve problems but encounter those that cannot be solved right away because of missing information. They learn the Information Gap routine, which prompts them to consider the information that is needed to solve a problem and ways to ask for it.
The first activity introduces students to the routine. In the second activity, students are given more time to solve two-step word problems as they engage in the routine.
- Represent and solve two-step word problems.
- Let’s represent and solve more problems.
Materials to Copy
- Info Gap: Bake Sale
- Create a set of cards from the blackline master for each group of 2.
- Keep set 1 separate from set 2.
|Activity 1||15 min|
|Activity 2||20 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
How did the Information Gap routine support students in making sense of two-step problems?
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