This activity supports the following New Math TEKS and CCSS:
4.4 H - solve with fluency one and two step problems involving multiplication and division.
4.5A - representing multi-step problems using strip diagrams and equations
4.OA.A.2 - Multiply or divide to solve word problems using drawings and equations.
Included are 40 task cards that will give your fourth grader practice solving multi-step word problems that include extra information. Learning to decipher important from unimportant information is a skill that is difficult for some fourth graders. This station activity will give them the practice they need to become skilled at this task. These task cards will also give them practice connecting word problems to strip diagrams and equations, and solving for unknowns.
When printing, be sure and print all pages front to back (length wise) so that each task card has a red side and a grey side. There are several ways you can use these task cards:
The red side is the word problem. Students can practice formulating strip diagrams when given the word problem and simply flip the task card over to see if they are correct.
The grey side is the strip diagram with variable. Students can solve for the unknown.
Students can use either side to practice formulating equations (either from word problems (red side) or from strip diagrams (grey side). The answer key has both the equation and the solution so that anyway they use these task cards the correct answer is readily available.
These will make a wonderful spiral activity to put in stations, or can be used as a guided math activity, early finisher activity or as a whole group "SCOOT" game.
*remember to print front to back*
More 4th grade products to give your students practice solving word problems:
STAAR Prep Task Cards
To Round or Not to Round (4th Grade)
Multi-step Word Problems: Gone Buggy
Add & Subtract Whole Numbers & Decimals:4th Grade Math TEKS 4.4A: CCSS 4.NBT.B.4
Money Maddness: Adding & Subtracting Decimals
Battle Buddies: 4 Operation Math Obstacle: TEKS; 4.4A, 4.4H; CCSS:4.OA.A.2, A.3
More 4th grade products that will give your students practice with strip diagrams:
Strip Diagram: Flip It
Match It: Strip Diagrams and Equations
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