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Strategy: Making & Using a Table

Math Problem Solving Strategy: Making and Using a Table to Solve a Problem

making and using a table

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

Looking to help your students learn to make a table to solve a problem?

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

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 the make a table strategy for math problem solving.

Making & Using a Table

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.

Making & Using a Table to Solve Problems

 This set of problems assumes children have already had instruction on how to create a table to organize their information. 

The problems give them different scenarios and the students have to organize the information in their own tables in order to solve the problems. 

If you have students who still need additional support, we have provided pages with the table already added to get them started. 

For even more support, you could add some starting information in the table. 

As always, we feel its important to differentiate for the needs of individuals or groups in your classrooms.

You can download this set of making and using tables to solve problems practice here:

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