Maria’s Marbles

This Maria’s Marbles assessment also includes:

Ali has more marbles than Maria in some of these word problems, while in others Maria has more marbles than Ali. First graders are tasked to read each word problem and solve how many marbles each girl has.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the task as guided instruction, partner work, or give it as an assessment after a lesson
  • Provide manipulatives for learners to use as they work through each step in the word problems
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide paper for problem solving
  • Ensure pupils are familiar with the academic language in each problem
Pros

  • Includes three multi-step word problems that uses academic language such as fewer and more
  • The answer key comes with teacher commentary and the solutions to 
Cons

  • None
Common Core