Do you wish you had time to create instructional slides to introduce the concept of word problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division? We have granted your wish with this collection of word problem power points. For most students, this collection is far more instructional than problems obtained from a book because it helps students to focus on the elements and language of word problems. We have had great success, with all types of learners, using this approach.
This package consists of two power points, one addition/subtraction (152 slides) and one multiplication/division (141 slides). They are designed to instruct, provide practice, and assess. Students are taught to restate the question into a statement before they begin to solve. They are taught to decide if they are working to find a whole, a part, or if they are comparing.
The Addition and Subtraction power point begins with simple word problems using addends under 10. An animated tutorial is included for showing students how to use manipulatives and eventually a graphic organizer to move from the concrete, to semi-concrete, and eventually to the abstract stages of solving word problems. In the beginning students are provided much practice with the same problem but with different questions helping them to know if they are working to find a part, a whole, or comparing.
The Multiplication and Division power point begins with simple problems incorporating basic facts and animation. The beginning slides can be used as a teaching tool to show students how to approach problem solving and are intended to spark discussion and conversation.
Be sure to check out the table of contents in the Preview Power Point, which shows the variety of problems and progression of skills through more complex problem solving. Also note that graphs, charts and tables are included.
Any slide with a problem can be printed as a single assessment/practice/homework or slides can be combined by selecting handouts-six slides per page. *When printing slides from the Multiplication and Division power point delete the text boxes with answers prior to printing. The Addition and Subtraction power point also contains answers but the answers are included in the “notes” section of each slide. The graphic organizer slide should also be printed for student use. Problems increase in difficulty as the power points progress. Slides with large text boxes denote a change in the types of problems presented in the sections that follow, making it easy for teachers to locate specific kinds of problems within the power points. Text boxes are red in Addition/Subtraction and blue in Multiplication/Division. The Table of Contents is linked to these slides. Assessments with a variety of problems and answer keys are at the end of each power point. Additionally, there are 10 slides at the end, with visuals only, allowing students to create their own word problems.