Any Games/Activities Word Problems/Problem Solving

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    Anyone have any games or activities to reinforce word problems/problem solving?

    In all, altogether, fewer, less than etc

    I am at a lost. We have been covering word problems for awhile but I feel I need something to reinforce it. Some of my higher kids work with a second grade teacher on this but I need something for my mid to lower learners.
     
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    Have you tried having them act out the word problems? I find that by the students acting them out, they learn the key words better.

    Maybe also drawing pictures of the words on the keys and then posting around the room under the operation that the key word leads to (minus under subtraction, etc).
     
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    We did this today. Any other suggestions.
     
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    You could put addition on a bucket and subtraction on another bucket. Then read a word problem and have the students toss a ball into the correct bucket. Then change this game for any other sport as often as you want.

    Write addition and subtraction on the board and put the students into two teams. Then give each team a fly swatter and have them slap the correct operation.
     
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    Great ideas! I will try something similar tomorrow.
     
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    Good luck!
     

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