# Word Problems / Problem Solving Strategy that REALLY WORKS!

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Word problems are one of the most frustrating math topics for both students and teachers. For our state assessment, it is always the lowest scoring objective in our school. My students usually know HOW to either add, subtract, multiply or divide they just have trouble deciding which operation to use to solve the problem.

This method has them taking a few simple steps and asking the question, "Do I know my total?" If they can answer that question, they have already narrowed the operation choices down to two! This strategy is great for teaching whole group and the stations are great for small group, tutorials, math stations or independent practice.

This strategy unit includes:

**Problem Solving Strategy posters for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and when to use them. Use these bright and colorful step-by-step instructions whole group or place the posters around your classroom to reinforce the problem solving strategy.

**Problem Solving Printables includes foldable flap book (2 versions), graphic organizer, student "cheat sheets" they can keep at their desks, and a problem solving worksheet to practice each step on.

**Problem Solving Sort has students sorting word problems by which operation is used to solve the problem. It includes 20 word problems covering all four operations, operation header cards and a student recording sheet.

**Problem Solving Task Cards will help reinforce the problem solving strategy even more! Includes 20 word problem task cards from all four operations, a student recording sheet and a self-checking answer sheet.

Thanks for looking!
Sheila Melton
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Lifelong Tool

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I used this with struggling math students in grades 4 through 8 for a summer school class - it worked really well! We've been working through word problems for 2 days straight, and they are still confident and energized.
I love hearing stories like this! I'm so glad your students are successful! :)
Sheila
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These can really help my kiddos who struggle with word problems especially my language impaired students.
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Thanks, my students have a big issue with this. I have been using the idea of part, part, whole, but this is very clear.
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First year in third grade! Thanks for the help :)
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This was AWESOME! Very helpful for my students and really nice presentation. What program did you use to create this?
I create all my units in PowerPoint. :)
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I can't wait to try this with my kids who struggle with word problems!
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I am excited to start using this concept as I teach all of the different math skills!
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Thank you for this resource! I loved giving my students a step by step way of solving each word problem. It's very effective!
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This is a very comprehensive set, on a topic so many kids struggle with. It's such a simple strategy, but I've never thought about or heard it explained in that way! I can't wait to use it with my fourth grade intervention students.
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This has really helped my fourth grader analyze word problems to figure out what to do. A much simpler strategy than memorizing key words!
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