Word problems can tie kids in knots! Even adults roll their eyes when confronted by them! Take the fear out of word problems with this kit that includes 4 separate PowerPoints. It starts with one teaching PowerPoint that leads students through seven steps to help solve any word problem with ease, then includes three separate PowerPoints of 40 slides each that address 4th grade word problem Common Core standards. The fifth part of the kit is a PDF of teacher notes that includes printables. Bring those word problems down to size with this kit filled with challenging word problems and hilarious pictures to keep kids engaged!
Please Note: The four PowerPoint presentations in this resource are NOT editable or printable. They have been saved in PowerPoint Show to protect the copyright on the artwork. It also allows you to launch the PowerPoints immediately to save set-up time. The PDF is printable.
This Resource Includes:
Teacher Notes in a PDF
One Word Problem Teaching PowerPoint
Three PowerPoints, each consisting of 40 word problems
There are a number of ways to use tthese math PowerPoints in your classroom.
As a Teaching Tool:
When answer choices are given, go over each question as a group discussing each answer option. Focus on teaching students how to eliminate answers that have no possibility of being true. This will help with testing when the time arrives.
Divide your class into two teams. Go back and forth giving each team every other slide. Each team must work together decide on the answer.
For Evaluation, write the answer on an answer sheet, then self check when the slide is clicked a second time.
Use two or three slides to open any math lesson to help students to start thinking mathematically, and to encourage collaboration with other students as they work toward the answer.
This resource addresses the following Common Core standards:
If you are interested in the coordinating task cards that go with the three practice PowerPoints see:
4th Grade Math Word Problem Bundle
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.
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