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Learning to Solve Problems in Primary Grades

Phyllis Whitin and David Whitin 

March 2008, Volume 14, Issue 7, Page 426

Abstract:
Children in a combination grade 2–3 classroom are supported in using their growing understanding of multiplication to solve word problems. Employing a variety of strategies, their work displays the importance of talk, sense making, and representation. This article includes five examples of student work and a list of problem solving questions.

Keywords:
Grade 2
Grades 3-5
Conceptual Development
Algorithms
Teacher
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Multiplication and Division