A common way to answer any type of problem is for the students to state their claim (the answer), their reasoning (how they solved the problem), and their evidence (why they solved it the way they did).
This packet of 20 math word problems includes prompts to:
1) underline the question(s)
2) circle important information
3) show their work (EVIDENCE)
4) indicate words or phrases that justify why they solved the problem they did (REASONING)
5) state the answer(s) (CLAIM)
The template used is a full-page template, but may be printed 2 per page to save paper.
These problems involve adding and subtracting. Even though adding and subtracting are considered the most basic of operations, using these problems as a starting point would be good to get the students used to answering the prompts in this graphic organizer.
This product was created by Susan M. Walker.