Lesson Length: 30 mins
Topic: Solving Word Problems With Subtraction
Grade Level: 3
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will better understand addition and subtraction by solving and creating multistep word problems.
Know Before You Start: Students should have an understanding of how addition and subtraction are used in daily life. Have a list of subtraction problems that students can choose from to create their comic.
Read and discuss the sample comic. Which operations will Arlette need to use to solve the problem? Are there any key words that helped?
Solve the word problem as a class.
Assign students a subtraction problem and have them create a comic to demonstrate their understanding.
As shown in the sample, the comic should depict a real-life subtraction problem.
The last panel should show the solution to their problem.
- As a class or in small groups, have students share and discuss their word problem comics.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature as needed.
Provide more complex or simplistic subtraction problems as needed.
Have real-life examples ready for students to choose from.