These numberless math word problems will help your students understand and solve multiplication and division story problems (single digit by single digit).
Numberless word problems require students to process what the problem is and what is needed to solve it. Students will no longer absentmindedly compute the numbers they see, because there aren't any numbers there - at first, anyway. After students THINK about and PROCESS the problem, they are presented with snippets of needed information, a little at a time. By presenting a word problem in a numberless manner first, students are truly focusing on what the problem is asking.
* 158 Word problems (All problem types - with unknown in all positions)
(79 Numberless problems to be processed with teacher facilitating)
(79 Independent practice numbered word problems for students to solve on their
own – each corresponds with a numberless word problem)
Sixty-nine of the problems are single step and ten are two step word problems
* All numberless word problems come in two display formats - a no prep digital format and a printable format.
* For differentiation purposes, all 79 independent practice problems also come in a version that allows the teacher to write numbers in
* Overview and procedure descriptions
* 9 Posters depicting the types of multiplication/division word problems
* Handy Lesson Guide Outline and single page depicting all 9 multiplication and division word problem types
For years we introduced and taught students how to solve math word problems teaching them strategies to use such as underlining the question, circling important information, and looking for key words. Some of our students had success, but many students struggled, especially when the unknown was not the end result. They didn't truly understand the situation or how to tackle it. Luckily, we stumbled upon the idea of using numberless word problems to truly help students focus on the problem situation. It increased student discourse and understanding GREATLY. With repeated exposure, discussion and practice, students began approaching math word problems with understanding and success. This strategy has transformed our teaching and our students' learning.
THIS RESOURCE IS HELPFUL FOR:
-Third Grade Teachers
-Special Education Teachers
-Whole Group Math Instruction
-Small Group Math Instruction
Student engagement and motivation is at its highest. We can't tell you how much this strategy has helped our students gain an understanding of word problems. We truly believe it will greatly benefit your students too!
Wishing you joyful engagement and rigor in your primary classroom.
Happy Number Talking! Becky and Cindy at Primary Bliss Teaching
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