Do your students struggle to determine which of the 4 operations they need to perform? This product will help your students focus on the question being asked, and identifying the information they already have and the information that is missing!
Students can use these checklists as recording sheets. Put them in sheet protectors, or laminate them (half-sheets works great too!) and then let your students mark these up!
The flowchart makes a great personal anchor chart. I have my students keep theirs in their homework folders to reference in class and at home. Or, use as an interactive activity, allowing students to make their own flow chart on the carpet in groups. Additionally, you can print multiples to a sheet to have students put together in their interactive notebooks.
I have found that allowing (or making) the students make a drawing of story problems helps this process immensely, as does using highlighters to highlight the question part of the story problem.