A problem solving mat to help guide students when solving word problems.
This teaching tool is a fantastic way to provide a scaffold for students when solving word problems.
How can you use this resource?
- Print out a class set on cardstock and slip each one inside of a dry erase sleeve. Students can use whiteboard markers on the mat, then wipe clean.
- Project the resource on the whiteboard and use it solve problems with the class.
Use the drop-down menu to choose between the color or black and white version.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with...
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.
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...
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We have changed out two of the strategies mentioned on the mat to better reflect strategies that are appropriate for larger numbers.
Change by Natalie Nov 18th, 2020
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