These FREE ASSESSMENTS are linked to my larger Rainbow Word Problem Unit for sale in my store.
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Here is the info about the entire unit for sale:
Rainbow word problems are your solution to teaching how to effectively tackle a word problem. The Rainbow Pencil is a color coded tool to help students remember how to work their way through the word problem. The word problems are very simple and the worksheet introduces two characters each time. The point of introducing characters is so that students can see the name, say the name, and then remember the name when they go to the word problem. Students color code the pencil themselves in rainbow order and then they do the step on their worksheet on the corresponding color.
Red- Read the problem
Orange- Students underline the question with orange.
Yellow- They circle or highlight the numbers yellow
Green- they box key words with green
Blue- discuss strategies as a class, each worksheet has a specific strategy to work on
Purple- check their work. They can use a purple color or have a discussion.
The worksheets end up being colorful, bright, and fun. Color coding the word problems is purposeful for many reasons:
-Shows teacher what step students are missing
-Shows students what they missed
-Shows students the importance of doing background work before diving into a problem to quickly
-Make math more engaging when they are interacting with colors
-Gives students confidence to move on to the next step once they understand the process