This resource is designed to give students **hands-on practice building strip diagrams for multi-step word problems**. Strip diagrams are a great tool to foster student thinking during problem solving. This resource works great for guided math stations, small group lessons, and tutoring!

What’s Included?

✅Detailed Instructions

✅Student Instructions that can be used at a Math Station

✅32 Multi-Step Problem Solving Task Cards

✅Strip Diagram “Building Blocks’

✅3 Types of Student Recording Sheets to Differentiate

This set gives students the **tangible building blocks** they need to learn how to create strip diagrams. There are 4 sets of task cards, with 8 cards in each set included in this resource, making 32 total task cards. Each set helps students learn how to make strip diagrams for a different problem type.

⭐**Sports Store Task Cards**– Equal Groups: Multiply, then Add

⭐**Spy Kids Task Cards-** Equal Groups: Mulitply, then Subtract

⭐**Shopping Spree-** Equal Groups: Mulitply, then Add or Subtract

⭐**Show Me the Money-** Multiplicative Comparison: Multiply, then Add

❤**TEKS Alignment❤**

**Readiness Standards**

**3.4(K) **solve one-step and two-step problems involving multiplication and division within 100 using strategies based on objects; pictorial models, including arrays, area models, and equal groups; properties of operations; or recall of facts

**3.5(B) **represent and solve one- and two-step multiplication and division problems within 100 using arrays, strip diagrams, and equations

**Supporting Standards **

**3.4(B) **round to the nearest 10 or 100 or use compatible numbers to estimate solutions to addition and subtraction problems

**3.4(F) **recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts

❤**Common Core Alignment**❤

**3.OA.A.3**

Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations

involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using

drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the

problem.

**3.OA.C.7**

Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the

relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 =

40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3,

know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.

**3.OA.D.8 **

Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems

using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the

reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies

including rounding.