Teacher's Guide - The Chocolate Problem

A Cobblestone Crate in Partnership with Texthelp

Before using this guide

This ready-to-use classroom crate was developed in partnership with Texthelp.  Follow the instructions below to set up a rich math problem for your students using Read&Write and EquatIO to help all students in your classroom learn.

This crate will support you in setting up the math challenge, The Chocolate Problem, for your students.  Our team will support your students, from start to finish, with numbers up to 10 and then provide three additional problems with numbers up to 100, 1000 and 10,000.

If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at help@cobblestonecollective.ca

Lesson Overview

Step 1

Share the Student GuideFair Trade Passage and Word Problem with your class through Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Brightspace or the LMS you use.

Student Guide

The Student Guide can be found at <<>>.  Share this link with your students as it will support their learning through this lesson.

Fair Trade Passage

Word Problem

Step 2

Texthelp’s Read&Write allows students to <<>>.

Use the video to learn these features of Read&Write.  The Student Guide contains a video made specifically for your students showcasing these steps as well.

Step 3

Texthelp’s EquatIO allows students to <<>>.

Use the video to learn these features of EquatIO.  The Student Guide contains a video made specifically for your students showcasing these steps as well.

Step 4

You and your students can share EquatIO mathspaces back and forth.  This allows you to provide feedback to your students.  Use this video to learn how to easily share mathspaces with your class.

Step 5

It’s time to continue the learning! Now that your students have completed The Chocolate Problem of Numbers for 10’s, it’s time to extend their learning.  Share these next step word problems with your class and encourage them to use Read&Write and EquatIO to make their thinking visible.

Numbers for 100's

Numbers for 1,000's

Numbers for 10,000's