Every Wednesday, I give a chance to my child to explore a word problem a way that makes sense to her. And every Wednesday, I share the word problem, and my experience with you, so you can do the same ! Click here to start from the beginning ! Hope you join us !
Here comes WedWoPro #14, that will end our journey for a little while. I don’t know if Rosie is getting tired with the end of the year but I think it is time to take a little break in word problems to come back even stronger once Summer break starts.
WedWoPro #14 – Last one
Today, you are the teacher ! Write a word problem, and I will solve it !
Sharing my experience:
Here is what I had to solve :
“Once upon a time, 6 butterflies came to have an ice-cream at a friend’s house because it was very hot outside. 4 more came at the friend’s house to have ice cream.
How many butterflies were there in total?
One butterfly left. Then, 3 more left. Then, 3 more left again.
How many butterflies were still at the friend’s house?”
I love doing this kind of task, and opening the door to creativity. It always lead to fun discussion. Today, it gave us a chance to discuss again how to select information that was necessary to solve the problem (e.g. 6 butterflies, 4 more, etc) vs the information that was not (e.g. it was very hot outside). It was also a fun way to model how I would solve the problem, and share my reasoning, by pretending to be the kid.
Until next time !