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Math Problem Solving Brainteasers – Grades 3-5
A set of 10 fun problem solving brainteasers for your students.
Use these problem solving brainteasers to practice one and two-step word problems with your students. They work great as an independent or group activity during math rotations, or give one problem each day as a warm-up or exit ticket.
Included with this teaching resource are:
- 10 word problem cards
- an answer key.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.3
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.D.8
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...
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.A.2
Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.A.3
Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unkn...
- CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1
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