Make solving word problems fun with this hands-on activity that is perfect for a math center! I stumbled across the idea for this activity online one day. The contributor mentioned that she used pasta to teach arrays and I decided to develop the idea into an activity that practiced all of the basic operations. This word problems activity is an excellent skill-building resource that incorporates each of the basic mathematical operations. To complete this activity, students must decode word problems using common keywords and number clues. The students will then use pasta noodles to help them solve the problems. My students really enjoyed this activity and have chosen this game several times during their math station for our school wide intervention period. You can use the pasta plates included or provide small plates. An answer sheet and answer key is included. Enjoy!