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Zappo's Tricks - One- and Two-Step Problem Card Sort

PDF | 6 pages|Grades: 3 - 4

A small group card sort to tell the difference between one-step problems and two-step problems (multiplication and division only).

Students learn to tell the difference between one-step and two-step multiplication and division problems by sorting and then solving the problems.

By comparing the two kinds of problems, they learn to recognise the difference in the structure of a one-step problem vs. a two-step problem.

8 problems to sort and a 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

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