Math Thinking Patterns Posters FREE
Thinking Patterns are a problem solving strategy to help students understand which operation to use during word problems. Many students struggle with word problems because they cannot visualize what is happening in the scenario. Thinking patterns help students connect their visualization with an operation.
The following items are included in this packet:
5 - Thinking Pattern Posters
The thinking patterns are divided up into five basic operations.
Some and Some More – Addition Poster
Some and Some More or (SSM) for short is used in a scenario when a character in a word problem has “some” of an object and gets “some more”.
Some Went Away – Subtraction Poster
Some Went Away or (SWA) is used in a scenario when a character in a word problem has “some” of an object and “some goes away”.
Bigger Smaller Difference – Subtraction Poster
Bigger Smaller Difference (BSD-) is used in a scenario when a two or more things in a word problem are compared to one another.
Equal Groups Put Together – Multiplication Poster
Equal Groups Put Together (EGPT) is used in a scenario when equal sized groups are put together for a total.
Equal Groups Take Apart – Division Poster
Equal Groups Take Apart (EGTA) is used in scenarios when items are being taken apart in equal groups.