The Pet Snake

Assess how long the class pet snake grew and how long it was when it started growing with a short worksheet. Learners use addition and subtraction strategies with measurements to answer three questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair the sheet with a number line to connect length and addition/subtraction strategies with number line skills
Classroom Considerations

  • Best to instruct pupils to write an equation to represent the word problem in order to make sense of and demonstrate what is being asked
  • Assumes class members are familiar with inches
Pros

  • Provides a teacher version to explain the purpose of the skill, as well as an answer key
  • Straightforward and easy to implement
Cons

  • None
Common Core