The Early Bird Task Cards for Writing Numerical Expressions
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This set contains:

• 24 task cards designed to practice writing numerical expressions. The first 12 cards in the set, are one-step numerical expressions. The second 12 cards, cards 13-24, focus on two-step numerical expressions. When I write a numerical expression story, I do not include a question. For instance, the story on the task card might read, “Sally had 23 crayons. She lost 13.” I do not include “How many crayons are left”. I do this for several reasons: First, I write my stories the way students are tested on our state test. Second, I want the students to focus on writing the expression and not the answer. Therefore, the above story written as a numerical expression would be “23 - 13”. I am only looking for the expression that matches the equal answer...just the expression. If this does not suit your needs, then this set may not be for your students.

• Title task card.

• 3 take a break cards.

• A student recording sheet (color and black and white).

• Answer key.

I would recommend printing task cards and answer key on white card stock and then laminating for durability.
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Created: Sep 1, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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