# Math Stories Introduction You have shown you are

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Math Stories

Introduction �You have shown you are very good at adding and subtracting. �Now it is time to take what you have learned and use it in a different way. �You have been chosen for a very special assignment!

Your Task �Your task (or job) is to design four math stories. �You will need to use your imagination and decide on a topic for each story that you think is fun! �Will it be about sports? Food? Games you play? Movies you have watched? Hobbies you have? YOU get to decide! �Each story will be solved using a different math skill.

The Process �You will design four word problem stories. �One story needs to be solved using addition without regrouping. �One story needs to be solved using addition with regrouping. �One story needs to be solved using subtraction without regrouping. �One story needs to be solved using subtraction with regrouping.

The Process…continued �Each story will be illustrated to help the person solving it better understand the question being asked. �Each story will be written neatly. �Each story will be published on the template paper I give you. �You may choose to use 2 or 3 addends in your stories. �REMEMBER!!!! The first value you subtract is called the minuend. The second value is called the subtrahend. You may choose to have more than one subtrahend in your story if you wish.

Evaluation �This is how you will be scored: Each of you will have a copy of this rubric. CATEGORY Neatness and Organization 4 3 2 1 The work is The work appears presented in a neat presented in an sloppy and neat, clear, and organized fashion unorganized. It is organized fashion that is but may be hard to know what that is easy to read. usually easy to read at times. information goes together. Diagrams and/or Diagrams and/or Sketches sketches are clear sketches are and greatly add to and easy to somewhat difficult to the reader's understand. to understand or are understanding of not used. the procedure(s). Math computation Math stories show complete substantial some very little understanding of addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. Math symbols Mathematical Errors Completion Students correctly used +, - and = in all of their in three of their in two of their equations. . 90 -100% of the Almost all (85 Most (75 -84%) of steps and solutions 89%) of the steps and have no and solutions have no mathematical errors. All problems are completed. Students correctly used +, - and = in one of their equations. More than 75% of the steps and solutions have mathematical errors. All but one of the All but two of the Several of the problems are not completed.

Conclusion: �When you have published your 4 story problems, please give them to your teacher. �You will be given a classmate’s problems to solve along with a recording sheet on which to solve them. �You have 6 math classes to complete this assignment.