These activities are great for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students who need practice identifying the correct operation for story problems. Students will gain practice reading addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems, identifying the key words, and determining the operation.
Included in this pack:
6 story problems each for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Matching expression cards for all problems
Sort header cards
2 recording sheets
How to use these activities:
Cut and laminate your selected cards. 6 problems each for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are included. Print the cards and recording sheets that match your students' goals. The activities can be used in math centers, as a group/individual learning activity, or in small group teaching.
You can use the cards included in several ways:
1. Problem Sort: Print the sort header cards on the next page and your selected story problem cards. Have students read each problem and sort them into the appropriate operation.
2. Concentration Game: Print your selected story problem cards and the matching expression cards. Have students put all cards face down and take turns turning over 2 cards at a time. If the problem matches the expression, they can keep the cards. The person with the most cards when all cards have been matched wins.
3. Task Cards: Have students draw cards, choose the correct operation, and solve the problem. You can use the included recording sheets with this activity. If you choose to use the recording sheets, after printing, please number the backs of the cards. I have not numbered them in this set so that you can choose which operations are most appropriate for your needs.
Common Core Standards
1st grade - 1.OA.A.1 - Solve addition and subtraction word problems within 20
2nd grade - 2.OA.A.1 - Solve addition and subtraction word problems within 100
3rd grade - 3.OA.A.3 - Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems
3.NBT.A.2 - Fluenty add and subtract within 1000