Word Problems Detective Task Cards: Advanced Math Multi-Step Stories - Audio

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Rachel Lynette
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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. If word problems are something your students struggle with, then these task cards are the perfect way to get in more meaningful practice!This bundle includes 2 resources:Word Problem Detective: Beginner Set: Dig deep with these 18 math word problems! There are 4 one-step and/or two-step problems for
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Dig deep with these 18 math word problems! There are 4 multi-step problems for each story, so students must learn to read carefully and think hard about what the question is actually asking. This is great for working on problem-solving skills!



  • 18 Task Cards (prints 2 to a page)
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  • Recording Sheets
  • Answer Keys


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  • A “Steps for Solving Word Problem Detective Task Cards” Card
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  • Multiple versions of the recording sheet included

Great for 4th, 5th, or 6th grade!


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NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable. 

Each of these 18 half-page cards features a story with a lot of information and numbers. There are also four problems for each story. Students must read carefully to successfully select the information they need to solve each problem. All of these problems require more than one step to solve and most require several steps. In addition to basic operations, money, elapsed time, fractions, and finding averages are also included.

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Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ "This is a fabulous resource to focus on reading carefully and using information from previously solved problems to answer additional questions. This forces kids to think critically before jumping into the computation part. I use a different colored highlighters to have the kids highlight pertinent information for each question. Great resource!" -Shana H.

✏️ "These multi-step math task cards are the perfect addition to my math stations. They are a great way for me to differentiate for all the learners in my room." -Melissa M.

✏️ "Word problems have always been challenging for my 5th graders. I love that they are multi-step. They are also big enough for all my students to read. Thank you." -Kristen L.



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About the Author

Rachel Lynette is a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. She has written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. This resource reflects more than a decade of professional writing experience.

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This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. 

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This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

SKU: 1668951

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18 Task Cards + Digital Versions
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