This is a pirate-themed unit on addition and subtraction 1 and 2 step problem solving (meets the Common Core Standard). There are worksheets designed for multiple use: independent work, guided work with the teacher or in a math center. The worksheets are all designed to help students think critically about math problem solving, write about their thinking and revisit their mental math strategies.
There is a worksheet specifically designed for high learners which focuses on balancing equal equations, a challenging concept for second graders.
There is a game for two partners; perfect for a center during Math Workshop. Included is the game board (best if laminated), the game cards, directions and an answer sheet.
There is a center activity which could also be used as an early-finisher activity. This is designed to work for all learners at all levels. The students manipulate their own numbers into equations to solve them. There is a recording sheet for accountability.
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