Now in DIGITAL and Print Versions!
Do your 3rd graders need practice with word problems? These 3rd grade mixed operations and multi-step word problems are extremely effective in helping students dig deep into understanding how to solve word problems!
Each problem includes a graphic organizer to guide student thinking. So helpful in problem solving! The PRINT format and the newly added DIGITAL version are NO PREP and perfect for distance learning! Whether you have online or face to face learners, you’ll have what you need!
The problems are in a journal format with a graphic organizer that requires students to use equations, visual representations, and words.
A second format of cut and glue strips is also included. Students can glue these into their math spirals and solve – saves you printing and paper!
Kids often find it hard to understand word problems. They frequently don’t know what computation or thinking is required to solve them. Providing them with a graphic organizer helps them make sense of word problems instead of relying on tricks and keywords.
Giving your students this organizer as a tool will make problem solving fun and engaging while at the same time building skills in a rigorous way!
❤️ Why you’ll L-O-V-E it!
♦ “I absolutely love this resource! I love how the students have to represent their answers in three ways, visually, with an equation and with words. This is a great way for them to practice explaining mathematical thinking.” –Valerie
♦ “These math adventures are providing unique opportunities for students to apply their cognitive abilities to solve interesting life situations. The students are experiencing authentic learning.” –Mary
♦ “I love this product and how it initiates higher-order thinking.” –Shannon
♦ “Great for differentiation.” –Stephanie
20 math problems for morning work, small groups, math workshop, guided math, homework, intervention, or independent practice.
At the bottom of each page, students write a short explanation that will “Convince Me” that their answer is correct. The last five problems in this packet have “missing information“. Students determine what additional information is needed to answer the question.
Included are posters of essential questions and one that lists some of the Common Core skills that students will be using to solve each problem. An answer key is also included.