Today we learned about a new kind of math problem. It was different than other word problems we've done. Usually word problems ask questions like:
How many in all? How many more? How many fewer?
This was a new kind of word problem.
Panda and Hoppy left 25 comments. Hoppy left 5 more comments than Panda.
How many comments did Panda leave?
How many comments did Hoppy leave?
Here is a tutorial a student made illustrating one way to solve this type of problem.
What do you think of this process?
Here is another math problem to solve.
Frogger and Curious George left 45 comments on the blog.
Frogger left 5 more comments than Curious George.
How many comments did Frogger leave?How many comments did Curious George leave?
The answer is:
Frogger: 25 comments
Curious George: 20 comments
Write one of these new word problem for the class to use for practice?