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Each of these 32 Math Challenge Task Cards has a different multi-step math story problem. Students will need to use all four operations as they solve the problems. There are also some cards that involve money, measurement, or elapsed time.
A student Answer Sheet is included, as well as an Answer Key so students can check their work. You may want to have students show their work on notebook paper and staple their papers to the Answer Sheet. Alternatively, you can use the included half-page Answer Sheet which has enough space for students to show their work for an individual card. In addition, you will find a Challenge Card that can be used with any other card in the set. This card asks students to come up with an expression (an equation) that can be used to solve the problem featured on their card.
What teachers have said about this resource:
♥ Our curriculum doesn't offer enough multi-step story problem practice, so this resource has been the perfect thing to use with them. Even my stronger math students have been challenged. -Jennifer F.
♥ These are a great resource for such a hard concept. My students enjoy doing a few little cards a day. They prefer them to similar word problems written in their book... if they only knew they were practicing the same skills!! :) -Megan B.
♥Another fantastic product from Rachel Lynette. My students are in the habit of totally freezing up when the see a word problem so two step word problems have been especially difficult for them. I have added these cards to my centers and have presented them as a "math game" and my students have begun to take the time to read through the whole problem. Thanks! -Natalie Alia.
Common Core Standards addressed in this set:
Several Common Core Standards that deal with basic computation are addressed in these cards, but the product is most aligned with this standard:
4.OA.3. Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Also available in a money-saving Math Word Problem Task Card Bundle.
You may also want these easier Math Word Problem Task Cards for grades 3-4.
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