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Getting CLOSE with Math Problem Solving and a Freebie! Friends~Room 331 has been working on solving one and two step word problems. Let me tell you, it has not been easy. I don't know what happens when you mix words and numbers but it sure has my kiddos spinning in circles.

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Getting CLOSE with Math Problem Solving & a Freebie! Friends~Room 331 has been working on solving one and two step word problems. Let me tell you, it has not been easy. I don't know what happens when you mix words and numbers but it sure has my kiddos spinning in circles.

A game to help guide students to explain their thinking on paper when solving math problems.

The steps in these math story problems were created for the purpose of making sense of a problem, instead of using tricks and key words to solve a problem. Students must understand what the problem is asking them to do before solving it.

Problem Solving Steps:Have a CLOSE reading with word problems! Video included!

A great problem solving template for word problems!...

One of my popular word problem sets! 20 quality word problems, all presented in "real life" problem situations and come in three formats--for use in math journals, with 4 per page to use as assessments, homework, or team problem solving, and with one problem per page with room for explanations. Grades 4-5. $4.95