*SRU (Separate Result Unknown) There were ___ kids on the playground. WU There are ___ boys on the playground and ___ girls on the playground. BAU (this is possible combinations, which is not often taught) There are ___ kids on the playground. As students begin to understand that one color of an object represents one part and another color another part, they can see how the parts come together and get broken apart. It’s the same type of problem but gives students a chance to practice different vocabulary. If you’re a second and third-grade teacher I highly recommend checking out both books because you have kiddos that will spend the grad levels.How many could be boys and how many could be girls? Compare problems are the most difficult for students as it is all about comparing the relationship of the numbers. DU There are ___ boys and ___ girls on the playground. CQU There are __ more boys than girls on the playground. Many problems have no key words.\u003c/strong\u003e For example, How many legs do 7 elephants have? However, any 1st grader should be able to solve the problem by thinking and drawing a picture or building a model.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3.*

*SRU (Separate Result Unknown) There were ___ kids on the playground. WU There are ___ boys on the playground and ___ girls on the playground. BAU (this is possible combinations, which is not often taught) There are ___ kids on the playground. As students begin to understand that one color of an object represents one part and another color another part, they can see how the parts come together and get broken apart. It’s the same type of problem but gives students a chance to practice different vocabulary. If you’re a second and third-grade teacher I highly recommend checking out both books because you have kiddos that will spend the grad levels.*How many could be boys and how many could be girls? Compare problems are the most difficult for students as it is all about comparing the relationship of the numbers. DU There are ___ boys and ___ girls on the playground. CQU There are __ more boys than girls on the playground. Many problems have no key words.\u003c/strong\u003e For example, How many legs do 7 elephants have? However, any 1st grader should be able to solve the problem by thinking and drawing a picture or building a model.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3.

Keep them in mind as we explore some addition and subtraction problems. JSU (Join Start Unknown) Some kids were on the playground. All of the above problems are join problems, which means that the operation is adding, although the unknown is in different places in each problem.

Like I do for my classroom, I’m going to remove the numbers in the word problems so that you can concentrate on the words in the problem. The first two are the most basic problems that you would introduce to kindergarten and first graders.

Key words encourage students to ignore meaning and look for a formula.

Mathematics is about meaning (Van de Walle, 2012).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Solving Problems Relies on Thinking and Making Sense.

This revolutionized my thinking about how I was teaching word problems. It was so interesting to watch how children were solving problems and to see what was going on in their heads.

You can read all about how I teach math word problems and pick up a freebie of the word problems I use in my classroom in a previous blog post.When I set up students to understand the context of a problem. I emphasize that students are looking for the action of a problem and an unknown. Some students may actually subtract for the last two problem types, but I’d bet that most of my students would count up from the start for the JCU problem. Number lines are one of the best tools I have found for teaching word problems. (Again, change out more for fewer)In all the examples above, can you pick out which keywords were used? Another good book on the top is John Van De Walle’s Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics (affiliate).When students can identify the action of the problem (which is the operation) and the unknown (what they are solving for) they are set for success. SCU (Separate Change Unknown) There were ___ kids on the playground. Students can physically act out the math on a large number line or draw their own open number lines for larger numbers. Manipulatives are a great resource for part-part-whole problems. RU There are ___ more boys than girls on the playground. There are several books, some for K-2 and some for 3-5.However, notice the verb phrase in all the problems that reveals that the problems are join problems are: came on. How many kids were on the playground at the beginning?This set of words can be acted out in a classroom, even as simply as using hand motions. SSU (Separate Start Unknown) There were some kids on the playground. Like the Join problems, these separate problems are best learned through identifying the action and placement of the unknown. Students cannot depend on keywords to solve word problems and instead need to learn how to identify the action of the problem and figure out the unknown in the problem or what is missing in the word problem.Take a look at these words and learn their mathematical translations. Follow along with this tutorial to get some practice translating a word problem into a mathematical equation.Then, see how to solve that equation and answer the word problem!verifier=Xc TUqn OS2v Zf2BXIZi Kqg2BLYFHS62Gzs Cn Az V5B\u0026amp;wrap=1\" data-api-endpoint=\"https://hcpss.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/97/files/29004\" data-api-returntype=\"File\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"wiki_link_ext\"\u003e Deck B: Grades 3-4 Solutions\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Avoiding Key Words\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1.Key words are misleading.\u003c/strong\u003e Some key words typically mean addition or subtraction. 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