# Comparison Problems: Tape Diagrams/Strip Diagrams, Problem Solving Task Cards

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Teaching additive and multiplicative comparison problems using tape diagrams (strip diagrams) can be very challenging! This resource has teacher tips, lesson ideas, task cards, a math sort, assessments, and more! Don't let these tricky problems get the best of you and your students!

Whether you teach in a Common Core state or not, it is critical that students learn to make sense of problems and determine whether or not it is an addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division situation. Using tape diagrams is one way for students to really "see" how comparison problems work--and this resource is full of help for you as a teacher.

**What do you get?**

*Tons of teaching tips and lesson ideas including sample problems and actual photos of the resource in action.

*20 comparison problems with two parts--a standard additive or multiplicative comparison problem PLUS a "challenge" piece for differentiation or fast finishers.

*4 bonus problems for enrichment

*The 20 problems come in several formats for maximum flexibility. Color task cards, black and white task cards, and a math "sort" activity which really gets students thinking.

*4 assessment options

*Answer key

Please check out the preview to see samples of everything you get.

** Are you a Texas teacher? This supports:**

(5) Algebraic reasoning. The student applies mathematical process standards to develop concepts of expressions and equations. The student is expected to:

(A) represent multi-step problems involving the four operations with whole numbers using strip diagrams and equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity

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