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Students will solve word problems. The first 4 problems focus on using multiple strategies (models, number lines, tens frame, math sentence) to solve. Also, 4 more problems will allow students to use the included manipulatives to build a model.
Practice word problems with your kindergarten and first grade students with these fun and engaging interactive problems. Your search for spring math activities is over! These are a great math review for centers, classwork, homework and assessments in April!
↝What is the focus of this product?
This product focuses on word problems for kindergarten and first grade students. This product includes an April version of two of my best-selling resources. You will receive 8 pages of activities: 4 are hands on addition word problems and 4 are addition or subtraction word problems using multiple strategies. All 8 pages have an April/Spring theme. Students will be solving problems about 8 unique topics, including a bug hunt and Easter eggs!
↝What are the hands-on addition word problems like?
There are two things about this product that make it unlike many other problem-solving activities:
1) Manipulatives are included. Students will be reading a problem and using pieces to model the problem. For instance, if the problem is about the number of pets in a pet store, students will have to cut the correct number of fish and cats and glue them in the pet store to determine the answer.
2) Extra manipulatives are included. This means students won't be able to simply cut, glue, and count without thinking about their math skills. Each page gives ten of each manipulative, but students will have to read to find out exactly how many of each they will need. (PS the extra manipulatives are also convenient for the pieces that will inevitably be lost!)
↝What are the multiple strategy word problems like?
This product has minimal clipart (only one small image per page). My product has one image to engage students and give them a clue as to what the problem is about. Also, my product requires students to use 4 different strategies to solve each problem. Students will need to draw a model, use a number line, use an equation, and use a tens frame to solve.
↝When should I use this product?
There are many different ways you could use this product in your classroom. Students could complete this as part of their morning work. It is also a great idea for a rotation during your instructional time. Perhaps you’ll have students work with a partner to read and sequence the events. It also makes a great skills center. You can print, laminate, and Velcro the pieces and students can use them again and again! The possibilities are truly endless! This is also a great activity to include in your sub tub. This is super easy for subs to pull out in an emergency, when you haven’t had time to leave detailed plans.
↝What is included with my purchase?
You will receive 8 pages of student activities (4 pages of manipulatives and 4 pages of multiple strategies). Each problem is one page and in black and white to make printing and copying teacher friendly!
↝Within what limits will my students be adding and subtracting?
For both problem types, students will be adding and subtracting within 20.
↝Do you have any other products that I may be interested in?
Of course! Check out:
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