This packet includes a variety of addition & subtraction word problems. Solving different types of word problems is essential for students to be able to solve real life math problems. The variety of wording and situations in this set forces children to really think about what the problem is asking. This set of cards includes addition and subtraction problems so students must choose a strategy to answer each particular problem. You cannot solve all the problems the same way.
This deck of 23 cards includes several types of addition and subtraction word problems:
Add to (Result Unknown, Change Unknown, Start Unknown)
Take From (Result Unknown, Start Unknown, Change Unknown)
Put Together/Take Apart (Start Unknown, Addend Unknown)
Compare (Difference Unknown, Bigger Unknown, Smaller Unknown)
Use in the Classroom
Have students complete these cards independently or with a partner. You can use a projector to go over any problems many students miss.
Task cards can be used for early finishers, centers or games.
Use the recording sheet (or a piece of paper numbered 1-23) for students to record the answers for the problem on each card. Have students check their work with an answer key or QR reader.
Play Scoot: Place a card on each child’s desk. Give children time to solve the problem and record their answer in the correct spot on their answer sheet. Signal students to rotate to the next desk. Check answers as a class. Solve Around the Room: Post cards around the room and have students move around to locate and solve each card. Students can check work as they finish or as a class at the end of the activity.
A Note on QR Readers
QR readers are very easy to use. Just go to the app store for your smartphone or tablet. Most QR readers will even read text codes (like the ones on these task cards) without an internet connection. You just point the camera on your device at the code, like you are taking a picture. The answer will appear on your device.
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