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Word problems

March 21, 2019

Grade 10s are working on literacy activities a lot these days.  Today we looked at word problems in math class and applied some literacy strategies as we read.


Step 1 is to read the problem a few times, and to try to make a picture to visualize the situation 

We need to then look at our information that we know, and make a good plan.  We know how to calculate intersections, midpoints, slopes, distances….we just need to figure out what points to use, and what steps help us down the right path.


For some questions, the vocabulary was tricky, and we needed to use our resources to determine word meanings, and look for clues in the context.  We also needed to justify our reasoning, and explain our answer for part d.  Sometimes there is a lot of language needed for math class!

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