A small group activity focused on choosing the right operation to solve one-step problems.
In small groups, students read a problem card and secretly write the operation on a whiteboard. Then ‘1-2-3-Show!’ They show their operations and discuss why they are correct. After deciding the operation for each problem, students work together to solve the problems.
8 problems on cards and a problem-solving recording sheet
Use in small groups, during guided maths, during tutoring or intervention and in centres.
This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, problems on cards, a recording sheet and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Select and apply efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies to solve problems involving all four operations with whole numbers
Solve problems involving multiplication of large numbers by one- or two-digit numbers using efficient mental, written strategies and appropriate digital technologies
Solve problems involving division by a one digit number, including those that result in a remainder
Use efficient mental and written strategies and apply appropriate digital technologies to solve problems
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