Word problems are tricky for many kids. Figuring out what those key words mean is really helpful in determining the correct operation to use.
In this activity, students sort word problems into addition and subtraction piles and then identify the key words that helped them decide which operation to use. The word problems include a variety of key words for both addition and subtraction.
This activity also comes with a flip book for kids to use to keep track of the key words.
It makes a great small group or math center/station activity!