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Students need practice deciding which operation to use when solving word problems. My Sort and Solve activities are the perfect solution. This engaging sort gives students an opportunity to look at 10 word problems involving numbers to 100 and decide if they need to use addition or subtraction to solve the problem. Then students will solve two of the problems. Recording sheets include the options of having a 120 chart and a blank number line available for students or simply having a workspace to use as the solve the problems. An Answer Key is provided.
I also included the same word problems without the numbers. These numberless word problems allow students to view the problem without numbers and interpret was is happening in the problem. I have my students discuss each problem with a a partner and decide if they would use addition or subtraction to solve the problem. This has really helped students focus on the problem itself rather than the problem.
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Other Decimal Sorts available in my store:
Numberless Word Problems - Problem Solving - Rigor