Problem solving takes a whole new level in 3rd grade for students. As teachers we try and guide our students to a variety of "real life" high level problem solving strategies. Not all students are ready for that kind of "out of the box" thinking therefore we also offer them strategies such as "key words".
We keep a -Math Toolbox- journal in my class (I'll post that next) where we place our math vocabulary and strategies. These "key words" usually go in the the toolbox for reference and that's it. This year I decided to give them more of a visual and ownership over them.
|Think they stand out enough? ;)|
|Addition words and diagrams|
|Subtraction key words|
|An inexpensive and effective activity, hope you enjoyed!|