Do your students need practice determining whether to add or subtract when solving story or word problems? Students need to be able to reason and communicate mathematically, and these common clue phrases can provide valuable practice for your students. Interpreting word problems is a critical skill for all students because each state has problem solving on their standardized assessment.
You'll get 22 commonly used math problem solving phrases ready to print for you class. Use these as a game and have students sort them into categories to illustrate common questions or key words used in addition and subtraction problem solving. Simply print, cut (laminate if you wish, first), and you are ready to go! Also included are an answer key and a handy bookmark-size chart with the phrases that your students can reference anytime, anywhere!
Post the phrases in your math center as a classroom reference tool, too!