Two highly effective mental math organizers! I use these with my third grade students and their ability to dissect a word problem is astounding!
The first organizer is to break down one problem at a time. Students will be able to determine what the question is asking, how to pick out important information, and how to determine which operation(s) to use!
The second organizer allows students to show work for up to three problems!
After scaffolding, and consistent use, you will be AMAZED at what these organizers can do for your students.