Use these 40 PowerPoint slides to teach, reinforce or assess your students in word problem Common Core standards 4.NF.B.3D, 4.NF.B.4C, and 4.MD.A.2. Fun sports race related stories are pure fun for boys and girls! Snail races, sack races, even cooking snacks for runners keep attention while building solid word problem skills.
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 immediately 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 Power Point 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 Race Word Problem Task Cards
Other Math Word Problem PowerPoints in this series include:
4th Grade Math Magic Word Problem PowerPoint
$th Grade Superhero Math Word Problem PowerPoint
OR get all PowerPoints in one resource 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.