This lesson provides instruction for developing an understanding of word problem structures, recognizing key/clue words, and determining the correct operation needed to solve math word problems. It promotes active engagement by providing opportunities for hands on and cooperative learning.
This product is geared for primary students and covers word problems using the mathematical operations of addition and subtraction.
Updated: A PowerPoint lesson is included for teacher use in modeling the process of developing a word problem. Students can use the ant graphics included in the pdf product file to complete the same or a different variation of the word problem. See my blog post
to see photos of the product in action.
This product includes:
12 task cards
2 differentiated forms for recording group responses
4 pocket chart cards to introduce key vocabulary
Ant manipulative sheet
6 pages for teacher use in guiding students to create a word problem using the ant task card.
7 PowerPoint slides