These four activity sheets are focused on problem solving in math. They are centered on the following animal themes: cats, dogs, monkeys, and horses. It helps children learn to show their work so that you can see the process of their thinking.
These activities would serve as great whole group, small group or as centers/workstations. They could be laminated or put in a sheet protector to be used with dry erase markers. Within a station in Math Workshop, you could differentiate by using different numbers or having the students create their own problems!
These are great for students to be exposed to the problem solving peice of the Common Core Standards.
Keywords: math, problem solving, word problems, strategies, first grade, 1st grade, second grade, 2nd grade, third grade, 3rd grade