This product is perfect to use with those tricky word problems! Students can use this graphic organizer to help solve a word problem by analyzing the important details, pin pointing key words, choosing a strategy, and "operating" to find their answer. This graphic organizer can be used as a whole class guided activity, group work activity, or to assess independent understanding of solving a specific type of word problem.
*Taking it further*
- In my classroom, we take it a bit further and make using these graphic organizers an event that students are super excited about. My students get to dress up like surgeons with surgical gloves, surgical masks, and surgical caps (all found at Dollar Tree). We then work on word problems in groups, with partners, or independently. We have a lot of fun and the students love when they are able to solve word problems that maybe they couldn't solve before using this graphic organizer.