• Problem Solving: Working Backwards
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    Hook: 
    Animal problem solving
     
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    Direct Instruction: 
    Problem solving video using EduCanon: Andy's problem
     
     
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     Problem solving process: Understand, Plan, Solve, and Check
     
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    Problem Solving Organizer and Outline
     
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    Guided Practice: 
     Problem solving video: Andy's Problem
     
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    Virtual Manipulatives: Money/Currency
     
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     Independent Practice:
    Additional Working Backwards Problems
     
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    Where's My Water:
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    Our Generation Poem:
     
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    Our Generation
    By Jordan Nichols Grade 8

    Here’s the poem from top to bottom:

    Our generation will be known for nothing.
    Never will anybody say,
    We were the peak of mankind.
    That is wrong, the truth is
    Our generation was a failure.
    Thinking that
    We actually succeeded
    Is a waste. And we know
    Living only for money and power
    Is the way to go.
    Being loving, respectful, and kind
    Is a dumb thing to do.
    Forgetting about that time,
    Will not be easy, but we will try.
    Changing our world for the better
    Is something we never did.
    Giving up
    Was how we handled our problems.
    Working hard
    Was a joke.
    We knew that
    People thought we couldn’t come back
    That might be true,
    Unless we turn things around

      Now, read the above poem again, but from bottom to top.

     (Poem is rewritten to show the reversed veiwpoint)
    Unless we turn things around
    That might be true,
    People thought we couldn’t come back
    We knew that
    Was a joke.
    Working hard
    Was how we handled our problems.
    Giving up
    Is something we never did.
    Changing our world for the better
    Will not be easy, but we will try.
    Forgetting about that time,
    Is a dumb thing to do.
    Being loving, respectful, and kind
    Is the way to go.
    Living only for money and power
    Is a waste. And we know
    We actually succeeded
    Thinking that
    Our generation was a failure.
    That is wrong, the truth is
    We were the peak of mankind.
    Never will anybody say,
    Our generation will be known for nothing. 
     
     
     
Last Modified on November 15, 2015