Presentation: “Why are Word Problems So Hard?” - A modified version of the slide deck from the introductory workshop about problem solving.
Newman Error Analysis (adapted by Christine King) - Use this tool to assess where students are in terms of comprehending word problems and where they break down.
Problem Solving Script - This tool is meant to be used in a collaborative peer-tutoring structure (i.e., Rally Coach) where students work to support each other in understanding and unpacking word problems.
The video series below focuses on the Common Core Problem Types for Add to, Take from and Put Together situations. The content is appropriate for upper elementary students.