These work mats can be used daily during your math block. I put them in page protectors and make a personal whiteboard for each of my students. That way you can reuse the mat each day... saves a ton of paper.
I have included three versions of the work mat.
1. Work space is blank
2. includes Tape Diagram (part-part-whole model)
3. includes Number Bond
I switch this up from time to time requiring my kids to use different models to solve the problems. After we have used all three, I begin to let the kiddos pick which format they would like to use.
* I display the daily word problem on a chart/board and we discuss the problem. Then the kids solve the problem on their work mat.