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Rockman's Gems - Choosing the Operation to Solve One-Step Problems

PDF | 7 pages|Grades: 3 - 4

A small group activity focused on choosing the right operation to solve one-step problems.

In small groups, students read a problem card and secretly write the operation on a whiteboard. Then ‘1-2-3-Show!’ They show their operations and discuss why they are correct. After deciding the operation for each problem, students work together to solve the problems.

8 problems on cards and a problem-solving 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

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