Clues on how to set up story problem solutions
Setting up the math equations for story problems is hard for elementary students. This anchor chart reveals the key terms in word problems that give clues about the proper operation to use: addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
Download the sample to see all you get.
One glance helps your kids determine the word clues for setting up equations to solve word problems, and I provide three different options for creating this problem-solving resource.
Your “problem-solving word clues” resources
- Overview and instructions
- The cut-and-glue kit. Print it out on standard paper, trim it a little and put it together. Laminate it and you'll be able to use it year after year!
- The bulletin board kit. Print, trim and create a unique and engaging display that will capture students' attention.
- I also include a small version for you to 3-hole punch and put in a notebook. Your students will have access to the information even after you take down the anchor chart. Laminate and use it forever!
Tip: The cut-and-glue version can be trimmed to fit a standard flip-chart easel…approximately 27 x 34 inches (68 x 86 cm).
Video tips: Using problem-solving words in your classroom
Common Core Focus: Math
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
- 3.OA.A. Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
- 3.OA.D Solve problems involving the four operations.
- 4.OA.A. Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
- 5.OA.A. Write and interpret numerical expressions.