Winter Word Problems Algebraic Thinking Mixed Operations | Distance Learning

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This set of 40 winter word problems (20 different problems, each at 2 levels) helps provide practice with story problems using all operations where the variable moves to different places. Algebraic thinking is a key part of most sets of rigorous math standards

Pages can be printed, cut into quadrants, and laminated to use as task cards (color version), can be copied on black and white and cut apart to use in math journals, or used DIGITALLY WITH GOOGLE SLIDES!

Each of the 20 problems has a "starred" version where the numbers are bigger. This allows you to vary the difficulty depending on the needs of your students. You can even assign different problems to different groups! A task card answer key and student worksheet is included.

The Common Core clearly states that students at this age should be able to solve multiplication and division problems in a variety of contexts. Table 2 at the end of the Math Standards gives clear examples of types of problems that students should have experience solving. This set of problems help provide students with that experience.

What other winter task cards might help you out?

All of these sets of task cards are perfect for grades 3-4 or for review/remediation for grade 5. All can be printed or used digitally and are available in a bundle format at a reduced price.

Winter Word Problems: Algebra Thinking

(These problems ask students to use all operations to solve problems AND to write a matching number sentence. Each card comes at two levels!)

Winter Word Problems: Basic Multiplication and Division (These task cards ask students to use basic multiplication and division facts to solve real-world problems)

Winter Word Problems: Decimals and Money (This set of cards require students to use decimal and money concepts to solve word problems with a winter theme)

Here is the link to the entire, discounted bundle! Winter Word Problems Task Card Bundle! (This set includes the three sets listed above at a discounted price)

They are completely aligned with the CCSS and other rigorous standards and can be used whole class, as a center, to differentiate, or in a math workshop. Check out the preview to see the three previews of the original sets. Buying the bundle saves you 20% off the original price!

NOTE: If you already own one or more of these sets, please do not purchase. Covers are also new--so make sure you check if they don't look familiar!


Looking for a few more winter resources?

Chilling With a Great Book Bulletin Board Activity!

Seasonal Word Problem Set: Winter!

Seasonal Demand Writing Prompts!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.
Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.
Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.


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