Wizards and magicians are ready to conjure up math word problem understanding for 4.OA.A.2. This 40 slide resource is useful for instruction, review and evaluation. The first click gives the question, the second click gives the answer.
Note that the beginning slide is for teachers, and describes an easy strategy to use when solving the most difficult word problems in this series.
Please note that this PowerPoint is NOT editable. It has been saved in PowerPoint Show to protect the copyright on the artwork. It will also launch immedately into the PowerPoint program to help save you set-up time. The second click on each slide displays the answer to the question in red.
Please note: This resource is NOT printable, as it is in PowerPoint Show. If you are interested in a printable version, please check out the task card version of this resource that is listed with a link below..
There are a number of ways to use this word problem PowerPoint in your classroom.
As a Teaching Tool:
As you teach word problem strategies, ask students to come to the PowerPoint presentation, and use the strategy to demonstrate how to find the answer on the board/wall. Click once for the question, click again to see the answer.
Divide your class into two teams. Go back and forth giving each team every other slide. Each team must work together to find the answer, as well as tell the strategy they used. Click to check the correct answer.
Show each slide to students. Students figure out the answer, write it on an answer sheet, then check the answer with a second click.
If you are interested in the task card version of this PowerPoint presentation see:
4th Grade Math Magic Word Problem Task Cards
Other Math Word Problem PowerPoints in this series include:
4th Grade Math Race Word Problem PowerPoint
4th Grade Superhero Math Word Problem PowerPoint
OR get all math PowerPoints in one resource, and meet all word problem standards at a discount price at:
4th Grade Math Word Problem PowerPoint Kit
About this Teacher Author
National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.