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Students always have so much trouble solving word problems because they simply don’t know where to start. By learning their key words, students have a starting place and gain confidence in their ability to solve word problems. These 2 activities complete with 2 formative assessments provide a fun, hands-on approach to learning key words.
Foldable- Graphic Organizer
The foldable has been designed for interactive notebooks and will fit in a composition notebook . Students can personalize it by coloring the outside their favorite colors and color-coding their notes to match. My students refer back to this foldable all year long!
You get 2 versions of the foldable:
1) Foldable contains 22 math key words for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with blank space in the middle for you to add your own notes and/or examples
2) Blank, editable foldable with text boxes inserted for easy editing.
Card Sort Activity
Set of 22 cards containing the 22 key words that students sort into groups (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). This set also contains 12 blank, editable cards for you to add your own key words as needed.
The card sort activity provides a hands-on (kinesthetic) way to differentiate instruction. Cards can also be used as self-checking flash cards in a math center by writing the answers on the back. For auditory learners, have students pair up with the cards and ask each other which group they belong to. Visual learners can make an organized list once the task cards are sorted.
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There are 2 formative assessments included to assess student learning. and The first assesses knowledge of addition and subtraction key words, the the second tests multiplication and division key words.