The steps in these 2nd grade 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.
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.
FREE! In this center children use colored monsters to assist with solving word problems. Helps w/ beginning algebraic thinking like 3 + _ = 5
Here's an editable problem-solving template that focuses on the strategies Draw a Picture, Find a Pattern, Choose an Operation, and Make a Table. There is room for students to show their work as well as write out the steps they followed to solve the problem.
This Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Grouped by Problem Type is a year-long resource for problem solving. Total of 156 problems. This packet makes a distinction between procedures (steps in solving a problem), models (which show the relationship between the numbers in the problem) and strategies for computation (such as count on, breaking part a number, etc.). Included are six different models to use with students (all based on inverted-v and bar models). $20
Free! Math Buddy Chat is a step-by-step method for students to solve word problems with a buddy. In this activity, students alternate between working independently and working together as they solve each problem. To make this activity really easy to implement, I created a PowerPoint that you can download and show to your students as you walk them through this 4-step problem-solving method.
Whether you are a seasoned math journal user or are ready to dabble for the first time, this resource has something for you! This download is a set of math journal problems which are perfect for most intermediate (grades 3-5) students and provide real-world problem solving practice including fun and exciting, non-traditional math journal problems including word problems, “Mystery Numbers”, “True/False Statements”, and “Tell me what you know about…” problems. $5.00