Differentiated Word Problem Task Cards: Add, Sub, Divide, Multiply

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Word Problem Task Cards Winter Addition

Differentiated Word Problem Task Cards

Looking for a way to reach all the learners in your classroom? This winter themed word problem task card pack helps you do just that! This pack features word problems perfect for those 2nd to 3rd grade learners. Differentiated cards allow you or the student to select a "just right" challenge as they work to improve their mathematical thinking.

Skills covered in this pack:

  • 2-digit addition with and without regrouping
  • 3-digit addition with and without regrouping
  • 2-digit subtraction with and without regrouping
  • 3-digit subtraction with and without regrouping
  • Multiplication
  • Division

Each set of cards includes the following task levels:

  • beginner
  • proficient
  • challenging

There are 12 cards for each skill covered in the pack.

Also Includes:

  • Answer key to each task card set
  • 3 different recording sheets to allow you to customize the amount of cards students need to complete.



Spring Differentiated Word Problems


How to Use in Your Classroom:

These winter themed task cards are the perfect way to engage your students with word problems. Use them in a variety of ways in your classroom!

  • As part of a small group lesson
  • "Read the Room" style practice set
  • Easy to differentiate math center practice
  • Differentiated whole group practice

What Teachers are Saying:

"I love the differentiation in this resource! All of my students were able to complete these problems and it extended my few high fliers :)"

"I happened to use these during an unannounced observation and my administrator LOVED them! Thank you so much for such a student friendly and fun way for students to practice these skills. Plus it's so easy to differentiate. Thank you!"

Leigh Langton

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize-to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents-and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.
Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.


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