This week we worked on subtraction word problems that were especially tricky. Our classroom's elf chipped in with another problem. ( see more elf help here ) Using our number line and manipulatives we were able to help Snowy and solve our daily word problems this week!
CUBES is a simple strategy that allows students a strategy to use while reading a math word problem. Each child made a foldable and practiced practiced going through the CUBES steps on some work problems as a whole group.
This will be the ongoing strategy all year with visuals posted for them to use.
This strategy will be required for their homework as well and a small visual has been included in their homework folders .