Category: Word Problems

4 Area and Perimeter Activities That Bring Math To Life!

Area and perimeter can initially be difficult to remember for your 3rd and 4th grade students. Use these area and perimeter activities to bring math to life and your students will replace their confusion with concrete memories and deep understanding! Make It BIG! Using a material such as magnet tiles,

Why Numberless Word Problems Are the Answer to Simple Differentiation

Word problems lend themselves so beautifully to differentiation- and yet sometimes it can seem like our most struggling learners can’t get a foot in the door. We know that searching for keywords isn’t the answer. So what is? Simple! Numberless word problems! When you implement a numberless word problems strategy,

How to Teach Numberless Word Problems for 3rd Grade Students

If you have landed on this page, you are likely curious about how numberless word problems might be helpful for your 3rd grade students. I’m sure you have “number pluckers” in your classroom who routinely read a word problem, pluck the numbers out and add them together… or multiply them

How to Use Numberless Word Problems to Boost Student Success

I’ve taught a few “number pluckers” in the past. You too? I’m not surprised! Number pluckers are those kids who, upon seeing a word problem, expertly “pluck” out the numbers and add them together. Done! I did it! I know you are shaking your head and smirking right now. It’s

Word Problem Strategies for All Students

You have probably received mixed messages about teaching your students to understand word problems. Should you use tape diagrams or number bonds? Should your students draw pictures or should you tell them to only draw circles? Should you teach the arithmetic before asking students to apply that math to a