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Digital Math: Solve the Word Problem (Add & Subtract within 20)

Grade Levels
1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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The Digital Math: Solve the Word Problem - Addition and Subtraction within 20 is a digital resource that can be used to help students reinforce their mental math skills as well as practice finding an unknown given a known. This resource is intended to be used digitally by students whether in the classroom or in the home environment. The purpose of this resource is to build on students’ mental math skills and their understanding of relationships with numbers within 20.

What is Included?

There are 50 different word problems for students to solve involving a range of numbers from 0 to 20 (with most sums and differences being between 8 and 12). Students work with the basic facts up to 9 + 9 and 18 - 8 in this resource. There are no double digit plus single digit number word problems included. These word problems are themed from collecting shells at a beach to identifying how many bees are buzzing around a beehive.

This resource was designed to be used with Google Slides. Please note that the only moveable items on each slide include the covered answer as well as the math tools students can move around to solve the problem. The rest of the text and background are flattened images and cannot be changed.

On each slide students are presented with the following:

  • A number line
  • Word problem
  • Math tools (these are manipulatives students can drag and drop on to the workspace to solve the problem)
  • Workspace (this area is sometimes blank, or it has a background that matches the theme of the problem students are solving)
  • Fill in the blank answer sentence
  • Answer (hidden by a rectangle that students can slide over when they have solved the word problem)

How To Use the Resource:

Students read through the word problem they have been given. They then identify what the important numbers are in the problem. Using these numbers students drag and drop the math manipulatives/tools onto the workspace to correspond with the numbers and they solve the word problem. Students type in their sum or difference where the "?" is in the answer sentence. Once students are finished solving the problem they can slide over the answer rectangle to reveal the answer and check their work.

There are 10+ copies of each individual manipulative/math tool on each page. This adds up to 90 manipulatives per page Some pages include two or three different colours of manipulatives to help students differentiate between two numbers.

A Note about the Download:

When you have downloaded this resource you will receive a PDF file. In this file is a link to the Google Slides document. Once you click on the link you will be prompted to make a copy. This is the only way that you will be able to access the resource so that there are no changes made to the original resource. Please note that the instructions for Google Slides is a general page and might include images of other digital resources.

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