Problem Solving Cards

Twelve cards and a worksheet make up an activity designed to reinforce problem solving skills. Scholars read and solve a variety of word problems using a graphic organizer to show their work. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Allow learners to choose which four word problems they wish to solve 
  • Solve one problem prior to a math lesson to warm-up math skills
  • Give pupils the option to work individually or in a small group to gain extra support from their peers 
Classroom Considerations

  • A worksheet holds four spaces to work; however, there are 12 problems given, provide extra copies of the worksheet or assign four problems  
  • The cards are the second resource in a series of eight created as part of a third grade substitute lesson plan   
Pros

  • Provides clear and easy to read directions 
  • Problems are written in an engaging font on a colorful background
Cons

  • None
Common Core