MultiStep Problems Stumper
05022010, 09:00 PM


I have a group of 4 students this year who consistently stuggle with mutilstep math problems such as long division, adding/subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, and finding the surface area of a rectangular prism. I meet with these students often in small group in order to break down each step. We discuss why we need to do this and how it connects to a concrete model. I have tried assigning 12 problems each night for HW even once we have moved on to another subject. We revisit these types of problems as a whole class during our math warmup as well. However, just as it seems like these kids are starting to get it, some step of the process gets forgotten or confused.
None of these students have learning disabilities. Two out the four do not know their multiplication facts, but are allowed to use a multiplication chart for multistep problems.
I'm at my wit's end. I do not know how else I can reteach the material. Do you have any suggestions about what I should do?
Thank you.
