Why Lesson Planet?
How many busses will it take to get all the third-graders to the zoo? This problem-solving worksheet would be fun to do prior to an actual field trip, to add an extra educational component. Scholars read a short word problem, and consider 4 questions in the process of finding the answer. They practice math literacy, writing out the steps before jumping to a solution. They must choose the appropriate operation, and then consider if another one may have also worked.