Keywords for Word Problems (Grades 1-3)

In our Keywords for Word Problems lesson plan for grades 1-3, students learn strategies for identifying important keywords in word problems in order to help them solve word problems more easily. Students practice solving word problems using these methods during this lesson.

Our Keywords for Word Problems lesson plan for grades 1-3 helps students tackle word problems by providing a list of keywords to help them determine which operation the problem requires. The lesson also provides four steps for students to use when first reading a word problem to help break it down into parts and become easier to solve. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity and work with a partner to create word problems based on a single setting, create a poster or other visual showing how to solve it step-by-step, and draw a picture to go with it. Students are also asked to solve word problems using the four-step method, demonstrating their understanding of the method and their ability to use it.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify keywords in word problems.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.2, CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.D.8

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