A teacher-facilitated card sort by number of steps and then the operations.
Students work in small groups to sort one-step problems from two-step problems. Once the teacher approves the sort, they identify the operations for each problem. Once the teacher approves the operations, they work together to solve the problems.
8 problems to sort and solve and a recording sheet.
Use in small groups, during guided math, during tutoring or intervention, and in centers.
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.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all pr...
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including roundi...
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (e.g., 9 × 80, 5 × 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
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