A set of 48 real-life word problem and expression task cards will give your students challenging practice with common core standards 5.OA.1, 5.OA.2, 6.EE.2 and 6.EE.6.
No longer is a simple solution to a word problem enough. Your students will be challenged writing expressions for word problems.
These task cards are “reversible” meaning students will write an expression for the word problem AND write a word problem for the expression!
Not only are students being required to analyze a word problem, but they are also being asked to stretch their thinking by understanding the expression well enough to write a word problem.
There are 24 word problem
task cards for students to write expressions that represent the scenarios and 24 matching expression cards.
One or our students’ favorite activities is writing their own word problems for the expressions on the second set of task cards. Students can also use the two matching sets for games. These cards may be used in many ways: centers, rotations, early finisher work, games, and as assessments.
Field testing these task cards with our own classes has allowed us to identify our students’ need for review of mathematical and academic vocabulary
These task cards promise to provide students with ample practice in writing and interpreting numerical expressions. These go beyond your usual “operations and algebraic thinking” task cards, by offering students practice on interpreting real-life word problems and representing them as algebraic and numerical expressions. Skills they may be required to know on the SBAC or PARCC assessments. They have proven to be a great addition to our own teaching practice. It has been difficult to find true common core practice for our students, and these have helped us address the standards for mathematical practice, as well as the specific learning standards.
These cards are based on CCSS, and giving students the opportunity to learn key objectives in Operations and Algebraic Thinking standards 5.OA. A.1, 5.OA.A.2, 6.EE.A.2.A, and 6.EE.B.6.
Thank you for purchasing these task cards. We hope you find them as a valuable in your classroom as we have in ours!
Take a look at our Christmas Math Activity Packet for more practice in writing algebraic expressions!
Christmas Math Activities-Decimal Numbers and Writing Algebraic Expressions
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