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Now Get This - Find the Mistake

PDF | 9 pages|Grades: 3 - 4

Find the mistake with one- and two-step problems.

All the problems are worked, but they are all wrong! Students find and correct the mistakes to solve the problems. Errors include:

  • making an arithmetic error
  • choosing the wrong operation
  • using only one operation when more than one operation is needed
  • labeling the answer incorrectly

8 (incorrectly worked) problems to 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

Published by TeachTransform
TeachTransform creates fun math activities that get students involved in real math. We bring decades of education experience to the task, and we believe that students learn best when teachers and students are having fun.

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