April Fool's Day Math Story Problems

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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6 pages

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Fun practice solving word problems with April Fool-themed stories!

Why use April Fool's Day Math Story Problems? Research tells us children need to constantly practice learned skills in order to keep those skills strong. These math story problems have a fun April Fool's Day theme, while keeping the children engaged and building their skills.

How it works: These Math story problems have 2 problems per page. They can be cut and made into a booklet, or distributed as individual story problems. These work great for centers and fast finishers.

What’s included: This resource has ten different addition and subtraction (2 digit) stories, with a couple of multiplication stories thrown in. There's nothing unique about them, they're just silly stories for a silly day. Same skills, just more fun and engaging!

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6 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:


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