This 8-page lesson packet helps break down the tricky concept of two-step word problems!
This lesson uses the definitions of the four basic operations to help students decide when to use what!
⇒Addition- Combining groups
⇒Subtraction- Taking some out or finding the difference
⇒Multiplication- Repeated groups of the same amount
⇒Division- Splitting into smaller, equal groups
Each time students read a problem, they use the above definitions to choose operations and to defend their answers when discuss them as a class or in partners.
This packet includes:
⇒Teacher-Lead Example Problems
⇒3-Page Independent Practice
⇒Challenge Page for Early Finishers (more than 2-steps!)
⇒Detailed Answer Keys
This packet is designed for 4th grade as it aligns perfectly with CCSS 4.OA.A.3, but could easily be used in any middle school classroom. I've taught every grade level 4th - 9th and I'm gonna be honest- every age group really, really struggles with multi-step word problems. This method of using the definitions as a guide to the operations is the only thing I've seen work in my 15 years as an educator!
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