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Headline Stories

This article describes a teaching approach to help students solve word problems and develop the language skills necessary to translate between practical and mathematical statements and situations. The "Headline Stories" approach introduces a scenario and encourages students to produce questions and the language needed to express them. The open-ended problem situations can take many forms and pertain to almost any content. There is a link to two demo Headline stories videos (cataloged separately).
Contributed by: Education Development Center, Inc. - Publisher, Paul Goldenberg - Author
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
CCSS Practice Standard 6Common Core’s Mathematical Practice 6, Attend to Precision, calls for students to be clear in their reasoning, calculation, and communication through the precise use of words, symbols, units of measure, mathematical expressions, and processes. Students recognize various levels of precision and apply them appropriately; they calculate accurately and efficiently. These resources are intended to help teachers and math specialists understand the intent and scope of MP 6 and plan for successful attainment in the classroom. A companion Classroom collection, Implementing CCSS Practice Standard 6, includes resources to help teachers foster this practice with their students.
Math TopicMathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource TypeInstructional Strategy, Reference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionLanguage Arts
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorEducation Development Center, Inc. - Publisher, Paul Goldenberg - Author
    • Publication Date2009-04-16
    • RightsCopyright 2009 Education Development Center, Inc.
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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