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# Math Problem Solving Task Cards: Area and Perimeter Word Problems

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OVERVIEW:

The 40 area and perimeter task cards included in this collection are designed to measure your students’ ability to apply skills taught during your area & perimeter unit. Each of these word problems requires students to utilize problem solving, reasoning, critical thinking, and precise modeling skills.

In order to complete these tasks, students will need an understanding of the concept of area and how it relates to multiplication and addition. Students must also be able to identify and calculate area and perimeter.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

24 Making Meaning Task Cards: These tasks require students to apply third grade area & perimeter concepts to solve complex word problems.

8 Challenge Task Cards: These tasks are designed to provide enrichment opportunities to students who have mastered the area & perimeter concepts listed above. Each task requires critical thinking and the ability to apply known skills to solve more advanced and complex situations.

8 Transfer Task Cards: These tasks are designed to asses student understanding. Each of these higher-order tasks requires students to evaluate, design, analyze, make connections, or find patterns while problem solving.

Getting Started Guide: A detailed guide to help you make the most of your task card collection. This guide provides ideas for implementing task cards as a teaching and assessments tools, suggestions for getting organized, and tips for differentiating instruction in your classroom using this resource.

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THREE WAYS TO USE THESE TASK CARDS:

INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL:
There always seems to be a shortage of quality word problems in popular math adoptions, but these are the types of problems our students often struggle with most. Now you can easily give your students more practice solving complex word problems without having to write your own problems every morning. Here are a few ways I use these task cards as an instructional tool in my classroom:

> Guided practice during small group work
> Step-by-step modeling during mini lessons
> Guided number talk-style conversations

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE TOOL:
These area and perimeter task cards are also perfect for independent practice. You can scaffold the amount of support students are given by using the recording sheet options provided. No matter what structure you use during your math block, you can incorporate these task cards:

> At your seat rotation during Math Workshop, Guided Math, or Daily 3
> Word problem station during Math Centers

ASSESSMENT TOOL:
These area and perimeter task cards can be used as both a formative and summative assessment tool.

Formatively assess student understanding by checking student task card responses daily or weekly.

Summatively assess student mastery of the standards addressed in this task card collection using the eight Transfer Tasks included. These tasks require students to evaluate, design, analyze, make connections, or find patterns while problem solving.

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