“Animals That Are Wild” is a Choosing the Operation Part-Part-Whole No Prep Game. There will be no cutting or pasting. “Game boards” can be duplicated and used as such or as worksheets. The activity can be done whole class, with several small groups, as partners, or independently.
The problems are worded carefully to include all common “Add-To” and “Take-From” situations: “Result Unknown”, “Change Unknown”, and “Start Unknown”. Part-Part-Whole questions include “Total Unknown” and “Addend Unknown”. Comparison questions are worded to address “Difference Unknown”, “Bigger Unknown”, and “Smaller Unknown”. Division problems address both “Group Size Unknown” and “Number of Groups Unknown”.
There 4 questions on each of 5 pages. Each page contains an Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division problem. “Animals That Are Wild”, uses 3-Digit Addition with regrouping in the ones and 3-Digit Subtraction with regrouping in the tens. In Multiplication and Division, the “Whole” is ≤ 49.
Part I: Read the Problem.
Part II: Part-Part-Whole
1. If the “Whole is Known”, write that number where it says “Whole”.
2. If you are “Looking for the Whole”, write a question mark “?” where it says "Whole".
3a. If both “Parts” are known, write them in the “Parts” section. (Addition)
3b. If only one part is known, separate the “Parts” section, write the known part and, on the unknown part write a “?”. (Subtraction)
3c. If there are several known equal parts, separate the “Parts” section of the PPW diagram into that many equal parts and write those known parts. (Multiplication)
3d. If there are several unknown equal parts, separate the “Parts” section into at least one or the number of those unknown parts and write “?” or “?s” in the parts. (Division)
“Different Values”, circle that with the “+” and “-“ sign. (Addition or Subtraction).
"Equal Parts”, circle that with the “x” and “÷” sign. (Multiplication or Division.)
“Looking for the Whole”, (Addition or Multiplication).
“Whole is Known”, (Subtraction or Division)
Circle the Correct Operation Sign ( + , - , x , ÷ ) and write it in the Circle. Computation may be done in margins and numerical answer written in circle also.
Trade and Grade (optional). Give one point for each correct answer. There is one of each operation per page.
Sit back and enjoy watching how competition spurs your students on to learning the higher level thinking skills of processing word problems.