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Multiplication and Division Word Problems: Creating Visual Models

3rd Grade • 1 Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Description

Practice, practice and more practice helps students “cement” their understanding of solving seemingly complicated word problems.  Grab this 1 hour lesson for engaging, fun and purposeful instruction.  Your 3rd graders will:

  • Collaborate with peers and practice key math vocabulary
  • Read and extract information to help solve a word problem using all four operations
  • Use the acronym CUBES to follow the “steps for solving word problems
  • Create visual models (arrays) for word problems
  • Complete an exit ticket to help guide planning next instructional steps