Solve multi-step addition and subtraction word problems with a set of printable maths task cards.
Add Multi-Step Addition and Subtraction Practice to Your Maths Rotation
Teachers around the world agree… word problems are tough! But multi-step word problems are even tougher! Why do students struggle so much with multi-step word problems? There are a few reasons why they’re so hard and even more reasons to build in additional practise.
- Multi-step word problems require comprehension! Students have to understand the problem statement, find relevant information, and figure out the right operation to solve the problem. Some students really struggle with comprehending the problem or may get overwhelmed by the amount of information presented.
- Problem-solving skills need some work! Multi-step word problems involve many steps and multiple operations. Students have to first identify, then apply the appropriate operations, use mathematical reasoning, and arrive at the final answer. Weak problem-solving skills can make it challenging for students to break down the problem into smaller, manageable steps.
Multi-Step Addition and Subtraction Word Problems on Deck!
We’ve got the perfect practise activity to add to your maths groups. Use these task cards to practise one and two-step word problems that involve addition and subtraction. They work great as an independent or group activity during maths rotations.
Included with this teaching resource are:
- 24 multi-step addition and subtraction word problem task cards
- a recording sheet
- an answer key.
Lisamarie Del Valle, a Teach Starter collaborator, contributed to this resource.