Students in grade three must be able to determine the appropriate operation needed to represent and solve story problems. Math Practice #2 also asks them to write story problems to match different expressions and problem types as they contextualize the mathematics.
This card sort is something you might typically do with paper, scissors and glue. Google Draw allows students to use clicking and dragging and typing into cells to complete this activity in a more efficient way. It also allows for easier differentiation of the task.
They are also a nice way to introduce technology into the third grade classroom in a developmentally appropriate way. For classrooms that have access to Google Chromebooks or Google Apps for Education, these manipulatives provide a wonderful platform for student screencasts as well. Finally, by making a copy of this template you can easily make more problems for your own use and personalize them with names of our students.