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Action-Snapshot Word Problem Activity


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This FUN resource includes props to help your students think about and solve word problems.  Join and Separate Problems (referred to as add to and take from problems in CCSS)  are“Action Problems” that need to be acted out in a movie.  Kids will love taking on the role as director or actor to make mini-movies with word problems you are solving in class!  Part-Part-Whole and Compare Problems are “Snapshot Problems” that can be represented through photos.  Kids will take on the role as photographer and stage a scene to represent the information in the those types of word problems.

This makes a great Technology Math Station that can be used all year long! Use an iPad or other digital device to record the movies and take pictures.  The included props have places for students to record problem information and student names for record keeping.

What’s Included?

  • 3 pages of Teacher Notes and Instructions
  • Station Cover with Instructions
  • Movie Clapper
  • Director and Photographer Badges
  • Awards for best movies and photos (Color and Blackline)

Please note that word problems are NOT included in this resource.  You can use this resource with problems you create, problems from your textbook, or use problems from the Create-Your-Own Word Problem Kit.

Additional information

Grade Level

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Number of Pages