Once again out of a desire to integrate cultural awareness, science content and reading objectives into math, I created this set of differentiated word problems for your first grade students. Can also be used with high K students or for 2nd grade.
Cards have word problems integrating first grade Common Core Aligned math with Science/Organisms unit on plants. I researched official plants from around the world, included pictures of each plant or flower onto the cards, and then created differentiated word problems with either 2 digit by 1 digit addition or subtraction, or adding multiples of 10.
**Extend: As each student completes their task, allow them to find their country of origin and plot on a world map; have students identify the parts of the flower/plant on their card, etc.
Hope you enjoy!
(I used this again during an observation and hit all highest levels of performance!)