These Choosing the Operation: Sorting Games
will help build literacy in your math class and give your students practice at deciding between addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division without having to actually solve the problems.
"My students know how to multiply and how to divide with fluency, they just don't know WHEN
to use each operation! They are excellent at solving word problems when we are working on one specific operation but when all operations are mixed together, it's a disaster!
I've spent a decade coaching math teachers and I hear the same story again and again. My students never know when to use which operation. The best solution I've found is to teach this a skill separate from the algorithm. Knowing how
to multiply and knowing when
to multiply are two very different things. This game removes the "solve" part of the equation and all the anxiety that goes with it. When a student simply has to practice choosing the operation, they are more focused one one thing and more likely to master it.
Get these games as part of the year-long bundle: Fifth Grade Math Games for the ENTIRE YEAR! Over 300 Games!
This 3-Game Bundle Includes:
⇒10 Whole Number Word Problem Sorts
⇒10 Decimal Word Problem Sorts
⇒10 Fraction Word Problem Sorts
These operation sets can be played separately or mixed together!
Each of the three sets include:
⇒10 Game Mats
⇒10 decks of 8 Word Problem Cards (240 total unique word problems!)
⇒Teacher Guide with easy-to-follow instructions
For the first five games of each operation, students choose between two commonly mixed up operations such as Addition vs. Subtraction, Addition vs. Multiplication, or Multiplication vs. Division. In the last five games of each operation, students choose between all four basic operations.
This game can be used whole group, as a math center, or as a challenge activity for early finishers.
The game is designed for 5th grade, but could also be used in 6th- 8th grade for students who struggle with word problems or as an extension activity for 4th grade.
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