4th Grade Math Word Problem Task Cards Superhero Theme 4.OA.A.3

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Super-heroes are coming to your students' rescue with these fun task cards that cover math Common Core standard 4.OA.A.3. Word problems cover all areas of the standard including multistep word problems, dealing with remainders, equations with a letter for an unknown quantity, rounding and estimation, and using guess and check to assess the reasonableness of answers. This resource includes two sets of task cards, one is full color, the second is low color (without a background) to help with printing needs.

This resource is not only useful in Common Core classrooms, but also in any classroom where math word problems are a part of the curriculum.

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Task cards can be used in many different ways:

1. Centers and/or stations…since task cards can be done in any

order, they are easy to share.

2. In pairs or small groups

3. Whole class

a. Quick review before going home, or to specials

b. Teacher reads question, students write answers on white


c. Use as an assessment. Task cards don’t feel like a test, so

test phobic students are more relaxed.

4. Independent work at seats

5. Send home for homework as reinforcement for students

needing remediation

6. Test Prep

7. Games..Use game boards and dice. Place task cards upside down above game board. As students move around board they must answer task card questions. Partners use the grading key to tell if the answer is correct. Student may only move if the answer is correct.

8. Scoot...Give one answer sheet and one task card per student. Give students 30 seconds to answer their task card question on the answer sheet. Set timer for 30 seconds again and say, "Scoot". Student leaves his/her card on their desk and move to the next seat to answer that question. When the timer dings say, "Scoot" again and students move to next seat until all cards are answered on the answer sheet.

9. Scavenger Hunt...Hide cards around the classroom. Give each student one answer sheet. Students search for cards and answer them as they are found.

10. Jenga...Number Jenga blocks to 36 (or less if you wish). Students play in groups of three-four and take turns pulling them out. Students all answer the task card number on each block on their answer sheet until the Jenga blocks tumble.

11. Exit ticket...Pass one task card to each student plus one sticky note. Students answer on the sticky note and place on board on the way out the door.


This resource includes:

Table of Contents

Teacher Notes

2 sets of 40 Task Cards each (One full color, one low color)

Student Answer Sheets

Answer Keys


Comments about this resource include:

A high quality engaging resource for my 4th grade students! Thanks so much : )

Thanks for saving me the time of creating multi-steps with any of the four operations. Text books just aren't sufficient. They're super cute with super hero theme too.

Great problems to keep the students engaged! Problems they have to use reasoning and critical thinking for. Great resource!


If you would like to see other resources in this series see:

4th Grade Math Magic Math Word Problem Task Cards

4th Grade Math Race Math Word Problem Task Cards

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4th Grade Math Word Problem Bundle


About this teacher author:

Jan Bernard

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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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. 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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