Setting up the math equations for story problems is hard for elementary students. This anchor chart reveals the key terms in word problems that give clues about the proper operation to use: addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
One glance helps your kids determine the word clues for setting up equations to solve word problems in grades 3-5...and it shows any classroom visitors what you are working on.
Click to see a video demo of this chart
I provide two different options for creating this problem-solving wall chart:
• You can use the bulletin board kit. Just cut out each part of the chart (including arrows) and build your own.
• You can use the cut-and-glue kit. Print it out on standard paper, trim it a little and put it together. Laminate it and you'll be able to use the poster year after year!
The cut-and-glue version can be trimmed to fit a standard flip-chart easel...approximately 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cm).
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I also include a small version for you to 3-hole punch and put in a notebook. Your students will have access to the information even after you take down the anchor chart. Teaching elementary math just got a little bit easier!
For students in third, fourth and fifth grades.
Common Core standards:
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
• 3.OA.A. Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
• 3.OA.D Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.
• 4.OA.A. Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
• 5.OA.A. Write and interpret numerical expressions.
What's in the PDF download:
Overview and instructions
Bulletin board kit
Page to 3-hole-punch and place in a notebook
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~ Betsy Weigle