Try these FREE Word Detective Task Cards! Each one requires students to read a fairly involved story problem and then answer 4 math questions about it.

Word Problem Detective

Word Problem Detective Task Cards: FREE One big challenge students often have with math story problems is that they do not read the problem carefully enough.

This is great if you don't want to disappoint your parents. Like me

1000 Life Hacks For me when the kids homework gets too hard for me to help them. Will be good for future reference when my kids have hard math problems to solve.

STAAR Math Anchor Chart @Melissa Squires Squires Squires Harris - I like how simple this is with the large boxes and the colors....maybe I could make something like this to go along with my word problem ninja stuff....unless 6th graders are too cool for that?  hmmm....

STAAR Math Anchor Chart Squires Squires Squires Squires Harris - I like how simple this is with the large boxes and the colors.maybe I could make something like this to go along with my word problem ninja stuff.unless graders are too coo

Question and Answer board -The answer is: The boy threw 36 snowballs altogether. Possible question...

What's the Question - Tried it Tuesday

Question and Answer board - give students the answer and they have to write a word problem that matches the answer. You can have students do any operation or even 2 step problems. I have my students check each other& questions the next day.

***FREEBIE***Give your students a fun way to practice calculating elapsed time with these elapsed time word problem task cards. These fun task cards feature QR codes that students can scan to check their answers. Set up these addition and subtraction task cards as an engaging math center or station, or post them around the room to get kids moving during math time. 3.MD.A.1 elapsed time, word problems, task cards, free, math centers, QR codes, 3rd grade math, math stations

***FREEBIE***Give your students a fun way to practice calculating elapsed time with these elapsed time word problem task cards. These fun task cards feature QR codes that students can scan to check their answers. Set up these addition and subtraction task

Teaching students to justify their work in math doesn't have to be difficult. Read this post to learn how setting clear expectations and explicitly teaching students can make a huge difference.

Teaching Students How to Justify Answers in Math

Make this anchor chart and put on large labels for the inside of their math folders

Work Backwards - Different Activities, Strategies, and Resources to Help Your Students Become Masters at Problem-Solving in Math

5 Activities for Teaching Problem-Solving

Work Backwards - Different Activities, Strategies, and Resources to Help Students Become Masters at Problem-Solving in Math

Looking for an education reason to take you kids outside? Try Sidewalk Scoot! :)

Sidewalk Scoot: A Free Math Game That Your Students Will LOVE

Looking for an education reason to take you kids outside? Try Sidewalk Scoot! :) (adapt to any level of math problems)

Teaching Students How to Justify Answers in Math - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

Teaching students to justify their work in math doesn't have to be difficult. Read this post to learn how setting clear expectations and explicitly teaching students can make a huge difference.

Do you need to get your kids solving problems and explaining their thinking without looking for that one right answer? Try this set of Geometry math journals! Students work on these journal prompts independently, with a partner, or small groups. A majority of the prompts focus on open ended problem solving, so students will have multiple different answers. After solving the problem and showing their ideas, students learn the importance of being able to explain and justify their thinking.

Math Journals: Geometry

Do you need to get your kids solving problems and explaining their thinking without looking for that one right answer? Try this set of Geometry math journals! Students work on these journal prompts independently, with a partner, or small groups.

If your child has trouble with math because of dyscalculia or other learning and attention issues, graphic organizers can help. Graphic organizers allow kids to break down math problems into sequential steps. They're great tools for figuring out what's being asked in a word problem, which operation to use or how to organize answers.

Download: Graphic Organizers to Help Kids With Math

These free graphic organizers can help kids break down math problems into smaller steps.

Cubes Math Anchor Chart~ Perfect for upper elementary and middle school students! Great steps to take to solve challenging word problems. Ms. Cao's 4th Grade Math: Week of September 30, 2013 - October 4, 2013

Cubes Math Anchor Chart~ Perfect for upper elementary and middle school students! Great steps to take to solve challenging word problems. Cao's Grade Math: Week of September 2013 - October 2013

How to Answer Math Questions for Student Journal

How to Answer Math Questions .Chesapeake College Adult Education Classes has free math classes to help you.

Solving multi-step word problems like a BOSS! Teach your kids how to "dig" into the question and make sure they follow all the way through to the answer. FREEBIES included.

Solving Multi-Step Word Problems Like a Boss

Are your students struggling with solving multi-step word problems? This simple process breaks down the solving complicated problems into 3 easy steps!

“When am I ever going to use this?” It’s the question every math teacher is asked, and while it may be annoying to hear, it is a good, valid question.  It’s important for students to understand the reasons behind the math they are learning and that they know how to apply it to real-world situations.  …

Making Middle School Students Better Problem Solvers

Start a Problem of the Day program in your school with 180 daily middle school common core aligned word problems! Includes problems in printable form as well as powerpoint form!

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