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Draw a Story Problem

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Draw a Story Problem
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In this activity, students create their own story problems by drawing an operation card, number card, and setting card, and then writing a story problem using what they drew. This product was designed after reading Debbie Diller's Math Work Stations book but could be used for a variety of math centers or activities. This can also be adapted to multiple grade levels by removing the multiplication and division operation cards.
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On  November 17, 2013,  Kimberly G. said:
I used this activity with second-graders and it was a huge hit! We divided into groups (4-5 students) and each group created a story problem. Each group then presented their story problem to the class, along with the solution. We had partying mermaids, dancing bees, good and evil pirate ships, lots of fish, scores of laughter, and fabulous story-problem solving practice! I will definitely keep this activity! Thank you!
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I tried to down load this for free, but it did not come out well, lots of black lines. Please advise.
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I down load this for free, but it did not come out well, lots of black lines instead of words. Please advise.
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It did not work for me. I downloaded and it had a lot of black lines and blocked out pages. Would love to have a better copy.
On  March 24, 2014Ashleigh answered:
It's probably a PDF issue. I'll attach a link that will show you how to fix it!
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On  December 30, 2013,  Rachael H. said:
Mt 2nd graders are having some problems "getting" word problems when I am not available to hold their hands. Here's to hoping that if they have a hand in CREATING the problem, they will better grasp how to SOLVE the problems!
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On  December 29, 2013,  Buyer said:
I am so excited to use this in my classroom for small group! I know my students will love this game and it will strengthen their problem solving and writing skills! Thank you so much for sharing!
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On  December 27, 2013,  Renee V. said:
Perfect for a math center activity while I reteach! Thanks for the Freebie!
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On  December 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
I teach second graders and I love how easy your draw a story problem will be! I can not wait to try it out. Thank you for sharing!
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This will be a fun activity to do in math tutoring for 2nd graders!
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On  December 5, 2013,  Buyer said:
My second graders are stuggling with organizing information to solve story problems. They will love this!
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On  April 24, 2014,  Anna R. said:
Awesome FREE resource!! Thanks!!
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On  April 23, 2014,  Shi Hui O. said:
Great resource for differentiated activities!
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Great activity! Thanks for sharing!
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On  April 19, 2014,  Buyer said:
A great idea for a math center! Thanks!
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This looks fantastic! I can't wait to use it with my 2nd graders!
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On  April 12, 2014,  Kim S. said:
Excellent idea! Thank you for sharing!
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On  April 10, 2014,  Kelli M. said:
Super cool! What a great idea. The kids will love this and it will take some of the questioning out of the process. Thanks so much for sharing!
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This is a wonderful packet! I can't wait to try it out on my fifth graders! Thank you so much!
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On  April 8, 2014,  Buyer said:
Fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing it
The only comment I´d add is that considering the cut offs at my school, I´d save on printing by not printing the back of the cards. But I think this resource is lovely
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On  April 7, 2014,  Buyer said:
Great for stations, and small groups.
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On  April 6, 2014,  Buyer said:
Great way to get students thinking about a range of scenarios.
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On  April 1, 2014,  Stacy B. said:
Another great product from you. Thanks. I will be adding this to my sub tub.
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On  March 29, 2014,  Buyer said:
Great work for math
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Wonderful material! Thank you.
Regards from the Netherlands.
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On  March 23, 2014,  Buyer said:
Great idea! My students are pretty good at solving problems, but struggle when creating their own. This will come in handy and be a nice guide when they set out to write their own. Thanks for sharing!!
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On  March 22, 2014,  Buyer said:
Love this for calendar and modeling. A smartboard of this would also be amazing. Roll the setting, etc. Thanks so much.
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On  March 19, 2014,  Buyer said:
I plan to use this for enrichment for my higher math students. This is so cute! Thank you!
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Writing is difficult - always looking for materials to implement it into my math class!
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On  March 7, 2014,  Buyer said:
This is great. I'm definetly excited about this resource and I think my students will also love to use this. Thanks so much for creating this and sharing it:)
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This looks cute!
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On  March 4, 2014,  Bobbi S. said:
I've wanted to educate myself on work stations. Thank you, for giving me a source to research.
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On  October 6, 2012,  Lillian H. asked:
I can't see any numbers on my MAC computer when I download this.
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On  October 6, 2012Ashleigh answered:
More than likely it's an Adobe/PDF issue. I'll attach a link with directions on how to fix it:)

http://www.ashleigh-educationjourney.com/2011/10/pdfs-macs.html
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On  August 12, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Do you have a bundle price for the weekly homework for 2nd grade?
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On  August 13, 2013Ashleigh answered:
Are you referring to the Weekly Word Problems?
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On  February 22, 2013,  Laurie M. asked:
The class garden has a typo on question #3. Can you fix please? Thanks!
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On  February 22, 2013Ashleigh answered:
Sure! Which product is this in?
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On  October 14, 2012,  Jill A B. asked:
Is there anyway you could email this in a word document. I am a French Immersion teacher and love this, I just need to make it French.
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On  October 14, 2012Ashleigh answered:
Sure! Just send me an email.

ashleigh_60@hotmail.com
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On  October 12, 2012,  Tahlia S. asked:
Hi there
Could you give me an example of a story?
So students would choose e.g the number 24 and the operation + and the setting beehive...
Sorry, I think I am a little confused. It looks wondeful but I am not quite sure how to use it.

Thanks so much
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On  October 12, 2012Ashleigh answered:
Sure! There were 10 bees in the beehive and 14 more bees arrived. How many bees are there now?

10+14=24
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On  September 29, 2012,  LeeAnn R. asked:
I love this product!! Do you have it with smaller numbers for adding, Like 0 -10? I teach first grade and we are not adding 2 digit numbers yet.

Thanks
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On  September 29, 2012Ashleigh answered:
I'm so sorry! I don't have one with smaller numbers. I did include a few blank card that you can use.

Thanks!
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On  September 5, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hi there! Thank you so much for creating this for free! My team wanted to find out if you could offer it in black and white. Thank you so much for all of your hard work!
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On  September 5, 2012Ashleigh answered:
I can't change the graphics. Have you tried printing it in grayscale. That's what I do for anything that I have to print multiples copies of, because I know color ink is expensive.
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On  September 3, 2012,  Buyer asked:
I also had problems downloading this product but your link for non-techies fixed everything! Thanks so much!
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On  September 3, 2012Ashleigh answered:
Great! I had trouble too, so I completely understand!
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On  August 10, 2012,  Nadine C. asked:
did you know that when you download this product, there are a bunch of black blurs where I presume text should be?
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On  August 10, 2012Ashleigh answered:
More than likely it is a PDF/Mac issue. I've written directions in this blog post on how to fix it:)

http://www.ashleigh-educationjourney.com/2011/10/pdfs-macs.html
On  July 26, 2012Cathy Nelson (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Ashleigh, I am having trouble downloading Draw a Story Problem, would you please be able to send it to me? I love your stuff. Thanks,
Cathy choyle@telus.net
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On  July 26, 2012Ashleigh answered:
I just sent them to you:)
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