I use this set of 8 word problems with my students with IEPs to teach Operations and Algebraic Thinking. This set includes problems with unknowns in all positions, and problems that call for addition and subtraction (one or the other). I have included visuals to help with difficult words, and to draw attention to the subject of the problem, as well as what is being asked in the problem. Other visual cues include bolded numbers, and graphic organizers designed to facilitate students' understanding of how to organize information gathered from the problem, and support them in solving it correctly. The simplified language helps to break down barriers that may be caused by weaknesses in reading comprehension/decoding. Also included are blank number sentence organizers to help students plug in numbers in the appropriate boxes for the known, and a symbol, if desired, for the unknown as they work through each problem. These problems can be easily modified to increase the difficulty level (erase visuals, unbold numbers, increase numbers, etc.) These are also great for students to complete independently during center time, or independent work periods as a follow up for small group instruction!