Word Problems with Visual Models – Basics

Math Concept:

Word Problems

Grade Level:

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Math Workshop Rotation:

Math with Writing, Math with Problem Solving


Video, PDF, Product

Resource Type:

Instructional Strategy


Word problems can be often overwhelming and confusing, for students and teachers alike. This video examines the different types of word problems that students will encounter in elementary school, and shows you how to use visual models to solve those word problems with Professor BARble. The first in Shannon’s Word Problems with Visual Models series, this video shows you how to get your students started with visual models in your classroom using a unique collection of resources that are designed to support visual models in the classroom: including a step-by-step checklist, a journal template, posters.

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