This forces students to really think about the unknown: what they are trying to solve for. They were able to write two equations: 35 + g = 64 and 64 - g = 35 using two operations. Bring it on, OAA! |

My students loved it so much that they still follow all four steps when solving ALL word problems, whether I tell them to or not (and we did this over a month ago!). They are getting really great at solving for the unknown. Once we get into Order of Operations, they will be able to deal with more complex equations. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us!

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