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

Resource Details

Interactive Whiteboards
30 mins

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Using Key Words to Unlock Math Word Problems

Students act as math coaches to solve word problems. In this math word problems lesson, students brainstorm key words in math operations, create flash cards to review relationships between words and operations, coach each other in the problems, and write their own word problems.

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Here is a one-variable word problems worksheet in which learners complete word problems dealing with all four operations and one variable. They complete a total of 18 problems.

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