How Much Did They Spend?
Young learners do basic addition (with numbers between 50 and 323), to solve two short word problems. This is a great activity to start the day, or consider using this as a type of summative assessment.
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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
Using money as a context for teaching basic arithmetic is an excellent strategy for engaging young mathematicians. Following along with a class reading of the children's book Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich last Sunday by Judith Viorst,...
1st - 3rd Math CCSS: Designed
Real-Life Problems, Working with Decimals #2
It's all about decimals in these word problems, which have scholars apply math to scenarios they will likely come across later in life. Working with multi-digit numbers and decimals to the hundredths place, learners must determine the...
4th - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 20: Overview
Whether you're measuring the ingredients for a recipe or splitting pizza between some friends, fractions are everywhere. Teach young mathematicians how to add fractions in order to solve real-world problems with this elementary math lesson.
3rd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Tricky Word Problems - Choosing the Operation
Decipher the equations in these addition and subtraction word problems. Two examples at the top of the page guide second graders as they solve the rest of the problems. There is no space to write out the equation, but there is a place to...
2nd - 3rd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Fraction and Decimal Word Problems No Problem!
Searching for a way to improve young mathematicians' problem solving skills? Look no further. This comprehensive collection of word problem worksheets has exactly what you need to help students apply their understanding of fractions,...
4th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Everyday Problems with Decimals
Review word problems and decimals with a activity that features everyday problems for your students to solve. Six problems provide space for both work and the solution, reinforcing the importance of showing one's work in word problems....
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Multiplication & Division Word Problems
Show your class all the hard work you have put into their lesson by showing this PowerPoint presentation. They will not only be proud of you, but it will help them solve multiplication and division word problems using the algorithms.
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable