Add/Subtract Tens Word Problems- This activity addresses content standards 1.NBT.4 and 1.NBT.6
Students can have difficulty getting started on challenging word problems. The Team-Pair- Solo strategy helps build confidence, and then release students to complete problems independently! This strategy addresses CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Step 1: TEAM-Students work on a problem in a group of 4-6 mixed ability students.
Step 2: PAIR- Students work in pairs from their team to complete a similar problem.
Step 3: SOLO- Students work on similar problems on their own.
I love using this strategy when introducing word problems- it is very engaging and the students get very involved! I hope you and your students will try it out!