3rd grade Two Step Word Problems - Close Reading!

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Math Lady in MD
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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Used this to help students in a small group setting who were struggling to find both math steps to solve.


Ever wish your students would read two step word problems multiple times to understand and solve the problem? This collection of 10 common core story structure two step word problems are on a graphic organizer that uses close reading strategies.

Students read the word problem four different times with a different purpose each time: Identify what the problem is about, Identify the numbers in the problem and what they describe, Create a model or drawing to represent the problem, and finally write the equation that represents the problem.

After four reads, students have said to me that this was the FIRST TIME they ever actually understood word problems and knew how to solve them!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. 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.


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