Sensible Sara - Find the Mistake with Whole Number Operations

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PDF | 9 pages|Grades: 5 - 6

Finding & Correcting Mistakes – Whole Number Operations

Each of the problems has been solved, but the solutions contain mistakes! Students find the mistakes, and then explain and correct them.

Errors include:

• making an arithmetic error
• choosing the wrong operation
• using one operation when two is needed to solve the problem
• using the extra information in the solution.

8 problems include whole numbers and all operations.

Use during guided math, during tutoring or intervention, with small groups, or in centers.

This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, a detailed answer key, and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.

Common Core Curriculum alignment

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.5

Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.6

Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and expl...

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