This resource includes:
**24 real world word problem task cards with “BIG” as their theme! The task cards/task card answer keys are in 3 formats and are created in a COLOR and BLACK and WHITE FORMAT for convenience in your copying preferences.
1. FULL SIZE for projection on a whiteboard
2. Reduced Size for printing
3. Mini format for economical printing if paper is an issue
This resource specifically targets two-digit x two-digit practice using multiplication operations. All word problems are aligned with CCSS 4.NBT.5 “Multiply a whole number up to 4 digits by a one digit number, and multiply two 2-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.”
**A printable student answer document is provided to assist with student accountability. As you are well aware, when some students are working in less structured environments such as centers or small collaborative learning groups, they are often distracted from the task at hand. Student answer documents provide a visual piece to remind students they are accountable for number work at the end of the work period.
DOCUMENTATION/AUTHENTIC WORK SAMPLES
Student answer documents are also excellent for using as documentation as well as work samples of authentic pieces of student work when some type of substantiation is required for math portfolios, IEPs, AIPs, Parent-Teacher conferences, special education placement conferences, etc.
**Differentiation is addressed by the level of difficulty in word problem scenarios. Student answer documents are also convenient when making differentiated assignments- you can easily assign specific task cards by circling the desired workspaces of the problems a student is to complete—totally eliminating the need to interrupt and ask for specific instructions again.
**Answer Keys are provided in 2 formats:
1. as individual task cards -if student self-checking is preferred
2. OR in a traditional printable answer key that is teacher friendly when grading task card number work as graded assignments.
These task cards are flexible resources and can be used in many ways such as:
*number work for math centers
*number work for small collaborative groups
*whiteboard work for whole class assignments
*whiteboard work during transitions
*meaningful engagement and practice for early finishers
*as assessment/benchmark check-ups
* as math journal entries
You can never have too many of these kinds of resources to reinforce skills- especially on days when regular classroom routines are disrupted by activities such as school picture day, assemblies, etc.