I was looking for strategies to increase student understanding of word problems. This resource has been great to give my students to the practice they need with real world math problems. Love these activities for my and grade students!
Matchstick Puzzles – Challenge your children with this great maths extension or problem solving activity where children must move the required amount of matchsticks to make the equation correct. My children could not get enough of this activity! Happy teaching! - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Match-Stick-Maths-Problem-Solving-Task-Cards-Grade-5-and-6-Extension-Activity-2615829
Kristen Santey I really like this activity when learning about word problems. The student would be given a work problem and the student will have to read the problem, draw it and answer it. I think this a great tool to help students answer word problems
Higher level questions An open ended mathematics question to help students explore the concept of fractions of a group. Students can choose how many flowers in the garden but can be challenged to choose a number that is a multiple of