A small group card sort to tell the difference between one-step problems and two-step problems (addition and subtraction only).
Students learn to tell the difference between one-step and two-step addition and subtraction problems by sorting and then solving the problems.
By comparing the two kinds of problems, they learn to recognize the difference in the structure of a one-step problem vs. a two-step problem.
8 problems to sort 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
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...
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
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