This activity is a fun way to engage students in applying their basic understanding of area by solving word problems
. In this packet, there are 2 packs of 20 word problems that mimic real-life scenarios through an alien theme. These word problems focus on the basic application of area and do not branch into finding missing sides or comparing perimeters and areas. This is a great product to implement as a follow up to introducing area in 3rd grade or as a review in 4th grade.
This packet was designed after a card game called War.
War is a basic game of luck, which allows the children to have fun in a competitive setting but not take a loss too personally because it is really the luck of the draw. In the game War, 2 students compete by solving separate area words problems and then comparing their answers. Whichever student has the highest number for their answer wins the round. After 20 rounds, the students tally up their wins and whoever has the most tallies wins the overall game.
This products is aligned with CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.C.7b
There are 3 other ways these cards can be utilized:
1. As task cards. The 2 sets of 20 cards do not contain the same problems. Therefore, the 2 sets can be combined to make 1 set of 40. Individual students can work through the pack of 40 and then check their answers.
2. As a teaching tool for small groups. These cards are written as basic area word problems, so they can be used for follow up work after the concept of area has been introduced to the class.
3. As a homework review for students that have been introduced to area a previous year.
This packet includes:
• Teacher instructions for setting up and playing the game, War
• Student instructions for playing the game, War
• 2 sets of 20 task cards
• A student Solve and Record Sheet
• An answer key for each task card set
Be sure to check out the free preview so you can get a closer look at the format and style of the word problems used in this product.
Happy Problem Solving!
Teri & Tiff
This product is copyrighted: Area War – A Word Problem Math Game – Aligned with CCSS.3.MD.C.7b
by Teri and Tiff's Creative Resources
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