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Area Task Cards – Differentiated Math Problems – Common Core Aligned

Grade Levels
3rd, 4th, 5th
Common Core Standards
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5.71 MB   |   29 pages


This product is intended to help children practice finding the area of varying types of shapes. As children work through the cards they will move from easier to more difficult problems. There are 80 cards that are set up into 8 mini groups. Groups 1-7 address different aspects of the Common Core Standards 3.M.D. C. 6 and 7, while the 8th set is a template for student created problems.

Here is a quick glance at the 8 Mini Groups:

Each mini group is color-coded and has a different design so that it is easy for the teacher to group the cards into different combinations.

Mini Group 1 covers problems 1-12 and provides practice for finding the area of a shape by counting square units.

Mini Group 2 covers problems 13-24 and provides practice for finding the area of a shaded region by counting the square units.

Mini Group 3 covers problems 25-36 and provides practice for counting whole and half square units.

Mini Group 4 covers problems 37-48 and provides practice for multiplying the length and the width of basic rectangles and squares.

Mini Group 5 covers problems 49-60 and provides practice for finding the area of real life objects like books, pools, and backyards.

Mini Group 6 covers problems 61-72 and provides practice for finding the area of rectilinear figures.

Mini Group 7 covers problems 73-80 and provides 8 challenge word problems.

Mini Group 8 is a template for students to use to create their own area problems for other classmates to solve.

There are 4 different ways these cards can be used:

1. They can be used in a math center where students can work independently through the task cards, write their answers on the Answer Recording Sheet, and check their work with the Answer Key.

2. The cards can be broken up into their mini groups and a specific concept can be pulled for the teacher to use with a small group.

3. Instead of cutting up the cards, the cards can be left as 4 problems per sheet. 1 or 2 sheets can be sent home with a Homework Recording Sheet and the students can complete the work for extra practice.

4. At the back of the packet, there is a Scoot Recording Sheet that provides 30 spaces. This recording sheet can be used with any combination or cards. The teacher just needs to set out the combination she/he wants, give each student a recording sheet,
and then utilize the packet’s Answer Key to check the students’ work.

What this packet includes:
• Title page
• Instructional sheet
• 80 task cards
• A template for student created cards
• Answer recording sheets in 3 different formats
• A Scoot recording sheet
• Answer key

Out of the 29 pages in this packet, 25 are print ready and can be reusable.
These cards will look best in color, but work just fine in gray scale.

If this product sounds like a good fit for your classroom, please take a few minutes to download the free preview. The preview gives 1 example for each of the 8 mini groups, which should help you assess if these types of problems are a good fit for your students.

Thanks for stopping by our store,

Teri & Tiff

This product is copyrighted:
Area Task Cards – Differentiated Math Problems – Aligned with CCSS.3.M.D.C.6 & 7
by Teri and Tiff's Creative Resources is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.



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