Do your students fully comprehend word problems?
In order to understand word problems, kids need to think about how they relate to representation, statements, and equations with unknowns. In this activity, kids will cut apart a set of 6 cards (one set is on each page) and match each word problem with the card that shows the problem using drawings, a statement, or an equation. This would be a great partner activity with questioning such as:
"Do you agree that they match?"
“How do you know they match?”
“How could you prove that they match?”
Kids can glue the matches on paper and write about their thinking. If they explain their thinking, this can be a formative assessment!
This no-prep activity of 6 problem sets is great for kids who are building their understanding of common core multiplication word problems! Kids are thinking about whether a word problem is showing addition or multiplication, which is a common stumbling block for many students.
*Since the numbers are the same in all of the problems in a set, kids are forced to look beyond the numbers and think about what is happening in the word problem. This would be perfect for a math center!
Match Up Multiplication would be appropriate for 2nd grade extension, any 3rd grader, or 4th graders needing support. I have used this activity as an effective intervention strategy by using explicit questioning and discussion as students make their matches.
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Each of the 6 problem sets has an answer key included.
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Math Lady in MD