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Creative ideas for word problems

Discussion in 'Primary' started by abbir, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Hi,
    I've just started my second year as a teacher, covering maternity leave at a brilliant school which is really creative and has high standards. I'm starting to plan for word problems with my year 3 class next week, but I feel like my lessons haven't been creative enough and for some reason my imagination is completely stymied! I would really appreciate any ideas, particularly as my class have quite short attention spans and I feel that they need short, sharp tasks with less carpet time.
    Thanks everybody!
     
  2. Hi,
    I've just started my second year as a teacher, covering maternity leave at a brilliant school which is really creative and has high standards. I'm starting to plan for word problems with my year 3 class next week, but I feel like my lessons haven't been creative enough and for some reason my imagination is completely stymied! I would really appreciate any ideas, particularly as my class have quite short attention spans and I feel that they need short, sharp tasks with less carpet time.
    Thanks everybody!
     
  3. carriecat10

    carriecat10 Occasional commenter Community helper

    You could try creating/adapting problems so they link to your topic, class story, class puppet etc. If the context is meaningful the children will engage with it.
    Carrie [​IMG]
     
  4. Thanks Carrie, I'll try that. Thanks for your ideas everybody, I really appreciate it.

    Abbi
     

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