Our Keywords for Word Problems – Grades 4-6 lesson plan provides students with a lengthy and detailed list of keywords that can be used to determine which operation is required to solve a word problem. During this lesson, students are asked to work with the rest of the class to brainstorm their own word list for different operations that might be used in word problems. Students are also asked to highlight keywords in given word problems and then solve the problems, demonstrating their ability to identify the relevant words in a word problem.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify keywords in word problems involving all four operations.
State Educational Standards: LB.Math.Content.4.OA.A.2, LB.Math.Content.5.NF.B.3