Do you dread the word problem section of your math curriculum? We all know that word problems are going to be on the test, but if your students are like mine, they struggle with determining what the useful information is and creating a map of how to solve multistep problems.
This product is created out of an organizational structure I modeled to my students to help them create a map of what they already know and what they need to find out in order to find the answer to a problem. I've only used it with Pearson Realize, 5th Grade Edition, but I imagine it can be applied to other multistep word problems. I've discovered that my students who use it to organize their work are much more likely to be able to answer the word problems correctly. Many of my students are ELL and below-grade level for reading, so they need the extra scaffolding!
This is my first product and feedback would be WONDERFUL.