Last term I did a lot of work around how we 'unpack' a word problem (essentially using the DIMC approach) and doing lots of learning around mathematical vocabulary.
A recap of how I have been implementing this in my maths class with my learners:
When looking at a word problem:
What is the story about/ What do we know from the story? We have spoken about the word ‘context’ and what this means. With every question I have introduced to the children they have had to explain the context of it. What are we trying to find out?Once the group is able to agree upon a way they may go about solving the problem they are given paper to being their working.
We made a Math Vocabulary…