Each of these 32 Math Challenge Task Cards has a different multi-step math story problem. Students will use all four operations as they solve the problems. There are some that involve money, measurement, or elapsed time. Answers can all be expressed in whole numbers.
A student answer sheet is included as well as an answer key so students can check their work. You may want to have students show their work on notebook paper and staple their papers to the answer sheet. These cards will work well at centers or stations, or for individual use. In addition, there is a label card and a Rate It! card that students can use to rate the difficulty of each problem.
The cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. Alternatively, you could print on cardstock. It works well to keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring.
Several Common Core Standards that deal with basic computation are addressed in these cards, but the product is most aligned with this standard:
4.OA.3. Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
An easier set of multi-step word problem task cards (grades 3-4), can be found in my TpT store.
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