High Interest Problem Solving Task Card Bundle

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Do you recognize the importance of problem solving and realize that you need to infuse more challenging, high interest word problems into your teaching, math workshop, or guided math groups? You may also know that the problems that come with many math series do NOT engage our students--especially those who struggle.

These word problem task cards may be just what you need! Each of the four sets of task cards was designed to help students become better problem solvers while working on all operations. Students learn how to make sense of problems, see what the problem is asking, and then choose the appropriate operation to solve it! The topics focus on kid-friendly concepts--from sports to animals to weird human body facts to amazing geography facts. Students often say, "Why can't math problems ALWAYS be interesting like these?"

Each card has a super cool, “Did you KNOW that?” kind of question that can intrigue even the most reluctant mathematicians. Each set is a complete resource with 20 task cards in both color and black and white. You can use print and laminate the colored cards or use the black and white for easy copying—even to glue right into math notebooks or use as homework practice. To help students with showing their thinking, students are also asked to write the matching number sentence for each problem.

Task cards are, by nature, flexible for teachers and low stress for students. No huge packets of problems--and tons of flexibility. Use for class warm ups, at math workshp or guided math stations, as a part of an intervention group, for fast finishers--or even more. Students can solve the problems on white boards, in their math spiral notebooks, or recording sheets are included as well if you find that to be a good way for students to organize their work.

All answers are included as well. The bundle allows you to get all 4 sets at a nicely discounted price.

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What are people saying?


"Cannot WAIT to use these! Thanks so much for incorporating both science and social studies into these task cards. So engaging, and such a bargain!"

"I LOVE that my students will learn fun facts as well as practicing their math skills with this set. Thanks!"

"I love two-fer activities! With these you get the challenge and practice of real-world problem solving as well as learning about different topics. Good fun! Thank you!!"

"Great facts and the kids love them! I used them on the board as bellwork and had the kids solve them independently, then some showed their strategies on the board and explained their thinking. Lots of learning in this one activity!"


Amazing Animal Facts Word Problems

Amazing Sports Facts Word Problems

Amazing Human Body Facts Word Problems

Amazing Geography Facts Word Problems


Want to see some other word problem resources? Here is just a sampling of the many resources in my store!

Multi-Step Word Problems for Grades 3/4

Word Problem Bundled Set for Grades 4/5

Word Problem Bundled Set for Grades 3/4

Back to School Word Problems

Seasonal Word Problem bundle (individual sets also available)

"Amazing Facts" Task Card Bundle (individual sets also available)

CGI Word Problem Bundle (individual sets also available)


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.


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