Those test questions which give students various forms of answer choices, not simply the correct answer, can be tricky! This activity is designed to help students recognize various representations of math word problems so they can more easily solve them.
Representation Cards: Print in color front to back on white cardstock, laminate, cut and bag. Cards are self-checking.
Student Response Sheet: Print on regular white paper.
Teacher Key: Print in color on regular white paper.
Students will match the cards which contain a addition and/or subtraction word problem and a representation. After all cards are matched, students will look on the back to self-check their matches. Cards that are not matched correctly will be put back in a pile to rematch and check. (There is the option to not print the self-checking backs.) Students will then write the matches and solve the problems on the student response sheet.
3.4A solve with fluency one-step and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction
3.5A represent one- and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers to 1,000 using pictorial models, number lines, and equations
CCSS 3.OA.8 solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.