**Supports Common Core State Standards Operations and Algebraic Thinking for 1st Grade**
This booklet was created to provide teachers with an introduction to problem solving strategies as expected by the Common Core State Standards. Steps in the booklet include reading the problem, making sure the student understands the problem, rereading the problem if necessary, underlining important information, and then solving the problem.
Each Common Core State Standards problem type is built-in, including result unknown, change unknown, and start unknown. When solving the problem, students are prompted to draw a picture, write a number sentence, and solve the answer. Within the booklet, the students use addition and subtraction to solve real-world scenarios requiring adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns in all positions. Additional practice is included at the end of the booklet.