This 8.5 x 11 student mat helps students understand, represent and solve math word problems. It leads them through the UPS-Check Problem Solving Strategy:
Understand, Plan, Solve and Check.
Print mat in color on 8.5 x 11 cardstock and laminate for centers.
You can also use the PDF version on a SmartBoard screen for whole class instruction..
Solve the word problem. Use the UPS-Check mat to help you by completing each part.
1.3E explain strategies used to solve addition and subtraction problems up to 20 using spoken words, objects, pictorial models, and number sentences
1.OA.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
This activity contains 4 non-student pages (cover sheet, instructions, TpT info and credits).