This is a multiple step word problem that is solved using the unit bar approach from Singapore Math. If you are unfamiliar with Singapore Math, this apporach is more like a discussion as you solve. It includes pictoral representations of values and kids do some amazing math with it. I tried this activity with my own students. I've also included directions, 8 pages of step by step, even some scripting. This math "problem" should last you at least three days in class. It's awesome! They will work with fact families, number bonds, algebra, addition, subtraction, double digits, and more!
Extended Multiple Level Word Problem Komodo Dragon Math
by Mandy Nygren
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