Subtraction—Supporting Students as they Create their Own Math Story Problems
This product focuses on subtraction story problem creation.
These problem solving activity cards allow students to insert personally meaningful information into word problem forms to create their own story problems. Each of the 3 problems in this product are written in three versions (A-C) so that each version requires students to fill in successively more information as they complete different levels. Students are asked to fill in specific information (for example, a name, number, or place) on the left side of the activity card and then transfer the information to the story problem form on the right to create the problem. Please see the thumbnails for this product for an example of the style that is used for each problem.
Teachers can allow students to be creative and write silly problems based on the information they choose to put into the problem form, or teachers can have students work hard to make sure that the problems they write are logical and make sense. Either way, the word problem forms are set up to make sure that all the problems written using them require students to solve them by using subtraction and their knowledge of what subtraction means.
Teachers can use the different versions to differentiate the activity based on the level of support a student needs. Once the student has filled in the information and made sure the problem makes sense, he or she will use the problem solving skills necessary to solve the problem.
A fourth version (D) provided for each problem is a completed example. The answers for the completed examples can be found in the answer key provided with this product.
This product is appropriate for classroom use or home school use.
The product includes clip art from the following Teachers Pay Teachers stores.
Please visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store at www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/The-Mathematical-Adventurer to find more products like this one. The products in the store focus on multiplication, division, and multiple operation problems.