Word Problems can be as scary as a monster for your students. I created this set after seeing my students struggle with decoding what a word problem is actually asking. My students had a number line test this past Friday and 8 of the 20 questions were word problems. Most of the problems missed were those 8 SCARY word problems. I know that they know how to do the math skill asked, BUT they get tricked by the academic language that is used in words problems. To help my kids rule over math word problem monsters I made this pack of activities that I plan on using for directly teaching the academic vocabulary words that students need in order to understand what a word problem is asking. I have options with this set too. I plan on using them whole group, during my Thursday Tutoring Club, for center work and as a mini lesson for test prep. Here is what I made:
-4 posters with key words to display (x,+,-, ÷)
-4 math monster craftivities, one for each math symbol.
These will be great for my bulletin board! (available in black & white or color)
2 math notebook note page activities: x-chart & foldable
Math word wall labels
Tree map word sort for all the key math words
Help reinforce important “Math Problem Key Words” and make word problems a lot less scary for your class!