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The Chuggin' Along Train Company - Operations with Whole Numbers

PDF | 7 pages|Grades: 4 - 5

Choosing the Right Operation

This activity helps students answer a common question when solving word problems – Which operation do I use?

Students focus on the action in the problem so that the operation is clear.

Each problem in this activity contains the same numbers, with a few distractors.

The structure of the problem forces students to use the context to decide which operation to use, rather than guess based on the size of the numbers.

8 problems include operations with whole numbers.

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

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

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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