This is a GROWING BUNDLE. The first 70 word problems have been added. When this bundle is complete, there will be a total of 160 word problems. This is the lowest the price will ever be. Once purchased, you receive all the updates and additional word problems for free. Price will continue to increase as I add word problems.
Add and Subtract within 20 (for 1st and 2nd grade)
Add and Subtract within 100 (for 2nd grade)
How are you helping your students master word problems? Do your students freeze and forget basic math concepts when they are tasked with a word problem?
Mastering word problems takes practice, and practice at that.
If you want your students to feel confident about word problems and take their math understanding to the next level, this resource is for you.
Solve It to Laugh About It is an engaging and motivating way for your students to solve word problems. If you want your students laughing and smiling their way through word problems, you'll love this Joke of the Day Word Problem resource even more. Your students will be motivated to solve the word problem in order to find out the answer to the joke with my Solve It to Laugh About It resource!
This Done-For-You-Resource COMES IN THREE Different Formats:
- PowerPoint: There is a PowerPoint file that you can simply open up and begin using or you can add them to the platform your school division uses.
- Google Slides: Download the files directly to your Google account with a simple click of a button!
- Seesaw Slides: The word problems are preloaded to Seesaw. Simply click the link in the file, save it to your library and assign the word problem activity! (just simply add it to your library and assign it to your students!
How does this resource work?
Students will read and solve the word problem by showing their work. On the next slide, they will be shown 3 different answer choices. They will find their answer and drag the rectangle downward to reveal the answer to the joke. In a nutshell, they will Solve It to Laugh About It.
How I personally use this resource?
I use this word problem resource during my whole group morning meeting time. My students use their individual whiteboards to solve the problem, while I model it on the screen. It's really fun at the end to laugh together at the joke!
How can I use this resource?
- You can use this as a whole group math warm-up to begin your math block, whether .
- You can use this during your as your daily word problem activity, virtually or in-person.
- You can use this for your daily word problem activity.
- You can use this during math lessons.
- Once you've modeled this for your students, you can assign it to them as a daily independent math assignment.
What word problem types are in the file?
It's very important that students are exposed to the different types of word problems.
✅Addition Within 20:
- [10 word problems for addition within 20] Join/Putting Together-Result Unknown: (example: Joey had 6 apples. Ben gave him 5 more apples. How many apples does Joey have now?)
- [10 word problems for addition within 20] Join/Putting Together-Change Unknown: (example: Joey had 6 apples. Ben gave him some more apples. Now Joey has 11 apples. How many apples did Ben give him?)
- [10 word problems for addition within 20] Join/Putting Together-Start Unknown: (example: Joey had some apples. Ben gave him 5 apples. Now Joey has 11 apples. How many apples did Ben give him?)
✅Subtraction Within 20:
- [10 word problems for subtraction within 20] Separating-Result Unknown: (example:There were 8 pieces of candy. Rose ate three pieces of candy. How many pieces of candy were left?)
- [10 word problems for subtraction within 20] Separating-Change Unknown: (example: There were 8 pieces of candy. Rose ate some pieces of candy. There were five pieces of candy left. How many pieces of candy did Rose eat?)
- [10 word problems for subtraction within 20] Separating-Start Unknown: (example: There were some pieces of candy. Rose ate three pieces of candy. There were five pieces of left. How many pieces of candy were there to begin with?
- (not added yet) Comparing-Difference Unknown for within 20 and within 100 (example: Shawn collected 10 stickers. Henry collected six stickers. How many more stickers did Shawn collect than Henry?)
✅Addition & Subtraction Within 100:
- [10 word problems for Addition and Subtraction within 100] Mixed Problem Types -- this set includes: part part whole, comparing, result unknown, change unknown, start unknown
This resource is for you if...
- Your students dread word problems your students & you're looking for a way to motivate them.
- Your students struggle with word problems and need daily practice.
- You don't have time to come up with your own word problems.
- You want to expose your students to different types of word problems.
- You don't have time to come up with different types of word problems.
- You want to lighten up the mood and get your students smiling through word problems and motivated to solve them!
- You want your students to become creative thinkers (this happens as a result of solving word problems!)
- You're looking for no prep, done-for-you word problem activties.
Why I love word problems?
You can't teach math without word problems! I LOVE incorporating word problems into my daily routine. Word problems connect math to the real world and allow children to see math all around them. Word problems also allow students to use their analytical and mathematical skills to solve a problem. I love the critical thinking aspect of them, the real-world application, and I TRULY believe it's what helps our students to become higher-level thinkers and critical thinkers--two things our students absolutely need to become successful, life-long learners. And...of course..with all of the rigor increasing on standardized tests, students need tons of practice and CONSISTENT practice with word problems. They are the key to helping students succeed in math.