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Over the years I have noticed that students tend to look for routine in math class. If it’s a division unit, they will divide any two numbers they find! If it’s a subtraction unit, they try to regroup everything!

For that reason, I try hard to sprinkle in a variety of problems all year that require students to think and apply what they have learned—perhaps draw a picture or make a table to help . . . but, most importantly, to THINK about math. I hope you find these useful!

You can use this to teach a mini unit on problem solving or simply use them throughout the year to improve math thinking! The problems are written in such a way that third graders should be able to access them—perhaps (if needed) with the support of pictures, manipulatives, or teamwork. 4th graders should be able to handle them independently. They are great problems for students to work on persevering, for deciding which operation to use, and for sharing different solution strategies.

This set of 20 “Mixed Operations” task cards are perfect to use as whole class warm ups, small group instruction, math stations or centers, or even as intervention groups. Although designed to be used with third and fourth graders, these cards would also be perfect to use with older students needing additional review with multi-step problem solving. The 20 problems included require students to use different operations (addition, subtraction, and basic multiplication and division) to solve a variety of real world problems. Many problems have two parts—great for differentiation!

Answers are included as are three rubrics to use to help in scoring the Standards for Mathematical Practice! Cards are included in both color and low-ink, black and white versions for ultimate flexibility. There are blank recording sheets that can be used for students to track their work, or they can simply do their work in a notebook. Watch for many other sets available on a variety of topics and at many grade levels.

Check out the preview for more details!

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This set of task cards is a version of THIS RESOURCE for people who prefer the problems in task card format. If you already own this resource, please know that the problems are the SAME but in a new format! If you prefer having the problems in three different formats, check the link above to see if that resource better suits your needs!

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