Back to School Math Word Problems Bundle is a bundled packet of addition and subtraction math word problems with a Back to School theme. The problems are differentiated thru the use of different problem types and varying numbers. The word problems are intended for first grade but can be used for kindergarten or second grade students, depending on their levels.
The problem types include:
Add to: Result Unknown
Add to: Change Unknown
Add to: Start Unknown
Put together: Total Unknown
Put together: Addend Unknown
Separate: Result Unknown
Separate: Change Unknown
Separate: Start Unknown
Three word problems are included for each addition problem type. Four word problems are included for each subtraction problem type. Four different sets of numbers are included for each word problem. Students show their work, record an equation (this could be optional depending on students’ levels), and record their answers in the box. An answer key is included.
I hand out all four sets of numbers for each word problem. I copy the word problems back to back. Students who need a greater challenge complete all or the more challenging numbers. Those students who are beginning to understand how to solve the problems work with the smaller numbers.
These also work well when working with students in small groups. Adjust the lessons by using different problem types and numbers.
I use the completed word problems for math strategy discussions. Students are able to share their strategies by showing and telling how they solve the problems.
You may want to model the more difficult problem types with real objects. Although these are back to school word problems, they can also be used throughout the year. You could save the more difficult problem types for later in the year, depending on the needs of your students.
You can purchase the addition and subtraction word problems separately:
Back to School Math Addition Word Problems
Back to School Math Subtraction Word Problems
For more Back to School activities see:
Back to School Math Centers
Back to School Literacy Centers
Back to School First Graders!
Back to School Writing for Firsties
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