New! Using Key Words to Unlock Math Word Problems
3rd - 8th
Students identify word problem strategies. In this problem solving lesson, students act as "math coaches" to identify key words that indicate mathematical operations. Students use a white board to complete each word problem
Two-Step Word Problems
Mathematics minors practice solving two-step word problems. They review the steps in solving word problems and read a word problem from the board. Have them identify the operations needed to solve the problem by acting out the problem or drawing illustrations of the word problem.
Solving Word Problems Involving Subtraction of Similar Fractions without Regrouping
Fourth and fifth graders solve word problems that entail subtraction of similar fractions that have like denominators. They complete magic boxes as a review before participating in a guided lesson on solving similar fraction subtraction problems. The teacher's notes are well-written and contain plenty of applicable practice problems. This resource will serve you well as you strive to meet Common Core math standards.
Cool Tools to Solve Challenging Word Problems
Students discover how to solve word problems using various strategies. In this problem solving lesson, students are introduced to the 5-step problem solving method, KNWS. Students complete several problems independently and communicate how they got their answers. There are word problems included.
Age Word Problems 2
Here are some more age word problems. The instructor uses a chart again to organize the information given. He works through the problem but ends the video with a solution that appears erroneous, but is actually correct. The answer seems too large for an age problem, but it is right.
Age Word Problems 1
A few word problems involving age are presented. Starting with a simple problem and progressing to more complicated word problems, Sal uses a chart to organize the information given in the more complicated problem in order to solve for the variable.
Age Word Problems 3
This presentation simply demonstrates how to solve an age word problem. It is worth the time it takes for viewing.
Real-life Word Problems, Part 4
Bring math to real life with this review resource! With five word problems on bars of chocolate, boxes of tissues, and bottles of lemonade, this is an excellent way for fourth graders to apply their math knowledge to real life scenarios. For extra practice, bring in some of these items to demonstrate the equations in class!
Real-Life Word Problems, Part 6
Bring math alive with these five word problems. Using multiplication and division in a space for writing equations, fourth graders solve the word problems and practice writing out the answers in a separate area. Helpful as either a homework assignment or as an in-class activity
Tricky Word Problems, Part 2 - Choosing the Operation
Can your learners figure out which equation to solve? Use this resource to challenge your third graders with word problems involving the four operations. Each problem has a section to write the answer, but pupils will need to write out work on a separate piece of paper.
Real-life Word Problems, Part 5
Bring these four word problems to your second grade class to reinforce addition, subtraction, and money math. The problems provide space to write out the proper equations, as well as separate areas to fill in the answers. Use these problems as a quiz or group activity to assess problem-solving skills!