STAR Problem Solving and Fraction Strips with Ms. Baynes

     Ms. Baynes' sixth grade math classes used the STAR problem solving method and fraction strips to make solving difficult word problems less challenging. Students worked through a variety of challenging problems by searching the problem for information, translating the works into a mathematical expression, answering the problem, and finally reviewing the problem and checking their work. Ms. Baynes' students also used fraction strips to gain a more concrete understanding of fractions and mixed numbers.