This unit was designed to give students a strategy when solving word problems. Students can use this strategy to help them work through difficult word problems. This download will give your students a fun way to practice after the skill has been introduced in class or before taking a test. The focus of this download is three digit addition and subtraction word problems- perfect for 3rd grade or 2nd graders who need a challenge/ 4th graders who need extra support.
Download includes the following:
*Poster to explain the strategy
*12 addition/subtraction word problems, recording sheet, & answer key to use as a whole class
*12 addition/subtraction word problems, recording sheet, & answer key to use as a center, small groups, or independent practice
*test to assess students progress with this skill (answer key included)
Please note these word problems are designed to prepare students for the rigorous tests we administer, and thus the word problems are designed to require critical thinking. In efforts to make students feel successful on these tests, I created this unit to give them some essential skills they can use when solving difficult word problems.