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Problem Solving: Two Step Word Problems

Problem Solving: Two Part Problems

two part problems

This is another free resource for teachers from The Curriculum Corner.

Looking to help your students learn to solve two part word problems?

This math problem solving skill can be practiced with this set of resources.

Using these problems students will receive practice with solving two step problems.

Math Problem Solving Strategies

This is one in a series of resources to help you focus on specific problem solving strategies in the classroom.

Within this download, we are offering you a range of word problems for practice.

Each page provided contains a single problem solving word problem.

Below each story problem you will find a set of four steps for students to follow when finding the answer.

This set will focus on problems with two parts.

What are the 4 problem solving steps?

After carefully reading the problem, students will:

  • Step 1: Circle the math words.
  • Step 2: Ask yourself: Do I understand the problem?
  • Step 3: Solve the problem using words and pictures below.
  • Step 4: Share the answer along with explaining why the answer makes sense
two part word problems

This collection of math problems will help your students learn to look closely at all parts of the problem.

You might teach students to number or circle the parts that will require an answer.

The idea behind practicing problems like these is to encourage students to read and think carefully. They will need to work to identify that each of these problems will require two separate answers.

The problems include the following selections:

  • The Zoo
  • Lunch
  • Basketballs & Footballs
  • Nonfiction Books
  • Coins

If students need additional practice, you might choose to use the base of the problems above and switch out the numbers.

You can download these free set of money word problems here:

Problem Solving

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