2nd Grade Monster Math Common Core Word Problems.
This is a SMARTBoard file...see the PowerPoint version at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2nd-Grade-Common-Core-Word-Problems-2OA1-with-Monster-Math-PowerPoint-983278.
This file includes 4 teaching slides that show "how to" write equations and solve word problem with addition and subtraction, one- and two-steps, with unknowns in all positions with an symbol to represent the problem. The "how to" slides provide explanations of the differences between unknowns with the result unknown, change unknown, start unknown, and unknown addends. The following 18 slides provide a variety of word problems using cute cartoon monsters. The slides ask questions such as, "What kind of unknown is this?", "What does your equation look like?", "How can you draw this word problem?", and "Is there more than one to write this equation?", etc. The last slide invites your students to make their own word problems with the named monsters to solve with their friends. Once they can create and solve their own word problems, they will be experts at the concept!
Use this all year as a review how to write and solve equations! Watch them bloom!