These 5 wintertime measurement word problems (Work the Words, or, WtW) are labeled with both TEKS and Common Core State Standards and formatted in a problem-solving template called UPS✔ (Understand, Plan, Solve, Check). They provide challenging and rigorous practice in solving math problems for the STAAR® (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) and are based on the released STAAR® test for 3rd grade. A UPS✔ bookmark for students is included which explains the problem-solving model.
Included for instructional purposes is a powerpoint presentation with a slide for each problem with themed color illustrations. The Notes section of each slide includes the problem-solving strategy for that problem (e.g., draw a picture, use objects, etc.), the topic of the problem, the TEKS and CCSS, and the answer to the problem. Each problem is also presented on a UPS✔ template for printing and solving. The problems can be used for individuals or collaborative pairs/groups. They also make great bellringer or sponge activities.