Step-by-step story problem setup
Ah, the dreaded story problem! So hard to figure out how to solve correctly for so many children. The real issue is setting up the problem correctly. If a student can do that, the solution is just a quick calculation away.
Download the sample to see what you get.
My kids had the same problem as kids everywhere: being thwarted by word (or real-world) problems. That's why I created this step-by-step process that lets students solve problems correctly every time… even on state assessments!
Your story problem lesson plan tools
Here’s what you get in the download:
- Story Problem Success Smart Notebook Lesson. It includes a step-by-step interactive guide to solving any story problem. It includes practice problems for the four operations: add, subtract, multiply and divide.
- “The Five Steps to Story Problem Success” bookmarks. These include the five steps with abbreviated instructions/reminders for students.
- A worksheet that includes six story problems using the four operations.
- Answer key
Challenge your students to use equations to solve real-world story problems using these 5 Steps to Story Problem Success. This is a great tool to use and review before state assessments!
Common Core Focus: Math, Basic Operations, Problem Solving
Operations and algebraic thinking: Solve word problems using the four operations.