This 8.5 x 11 student mat helps students understand, represent and solve math word problems. It leads them through the UPS-Check Problem Solving Strategy:
Understand, Plan, Solve and Check.
Print mat in color on 8.5 x 11 cardstock and laminate for centers.
You can also use the PDF version on a SmartBoard screen for whole class instruction..
Solve the word problem. Use the UPS-Check mat to help you by completing each part.
2 4C solve one-step and multi-step word problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using a variety of strategies based on place value, including algorithms
2.7C represent and solve addition and subtraction word problems where unknowns may be any one of the terms in the problem
2.OA.1 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem
This activity contains 4 non-student pages (cover sheet, instructions, TpT info and credits).