Story Problems

Story problems are a great way to integrate Math and Language Arts. Students must practice close reading in order to process the various parts of the question being posed.

If you are implementing a Math Workshop, these story problems would be an excellent station/center. For the lower grades, Max’s Math Adventures can actually be read aloud to your students! You could bookmark the site on the iPad in advance, and then have your students listen and work together to solve. In the upper grades, Math Maven’s Mysteries are similarly structured. There is reading support for your struggling students, and the problems are in depth, valuable, and listed by topic.

You can also print PDF versions of each story problem if your students are strong readers and you’d rather not use the computers as another station. Either way, these are great resources for sharpening your students’ Problem Solving skills.

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