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This set of task cards contains word problem frames. Just like sentence frames, word problem frames give students enough information to get the problem solving process started.
How do you use word problem frames? Students fill in the blanks with reasonable numbers and solve the problem. The word problems are open-ended so there is not one right answer. Students must think critically to determine reasonable numbers that can be used to solve the word problem. Students can plug in smaller numbers to simplify the problem solving process or input larger numbers to increase the difficulty. These FILL IN THE BLANK task cards allow you or your students to control the level of difficulty for each word problem.
Teaching problem solving can be a difficult task for any teacher. Learning the process and steps to solve a word problem can create frustration for students. Differentiating the problem solving process can help alleviate the frustration and apprehension many students have when faced with word problems. Keep reading below to find out how you can implement this helpful resource in your classroom.
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===>How can these task cards be used in your classroom?<===
If your goal is to help students learn the process and steps in problem solving then these task cards are perfect for your small group instruction!
As you meet with small groups, you choose the numbers that go in each blank to differentiate. One group may be able to use double digit numbers to solve the problem while another group will be more successful with single digit numbers. As students become more proficient, you can increase the difficulty of the numbers for each problem. Each problem can be used multiple times with different numbers!
Helpful Tip: Laminate the task cards and use dry erase marker to easily change numbers to differentiate the level of difficulty for each group!
Divide students into groups. Give each group one set of 4 task cards. Have them work together to fill in the word problem frames with reasonable numbers and solve to find the answers. Then students swap with another group and solve the other group's set of task card problems.
These task cards can be used to challenge any of your students. They can fill in their own numbers and create an answer key or you can plug in numbers to challenge early finishers.
Colored Task Cards: Print and laminate for reuse in centers and small groups.
Black and White Task Cards: Print and allow students to record their responses directly on the task cards.
Encourage critical thinking and practice computation in a fun, engaging way with these task cards!
Looking for more task cards? Check out these sets:
• 4.1 B – analyze given information, formulate a plan, determine solution, and justify solution
• 4.4 D – use strategies and algorithms to multiply 1 digit by up to 4 digits and 2 digit by 2 digit
• 4.4 H - solve one and two step problems with fluency
• 4.8 B – convert measurements
• 4. 8 C - solve problems that deal with measurements of length, intervals of time, and money using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division as appropriate
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