UPDATED July 2017: Word problems are powerful tools for developing addition and subtraction skills. Use these easily differentiated, editable problems with joining and separating (result unknown) skills that also allow your students to choose number sets.
This resource includes everything you need to know
to successfully start a word problem routine in your classroom. This particular resource is designed for kindergarten, but you can make your number sets larger and change some wording in the problems to easily adapt this to older grades.
to read in more detail about how I have successfully added word problems into our math routine.
Please download the preview to see a more detailed view of exactly what is inside this resource! Included are the following items:
How It Works: 7 pages of information for teachers including the materials needed to organize, launch, and make word problems a routine
How to Support: An If/Then Menu that goes into detail about the most common missteps that kindergartners tend to make during word problems
Editable Word Problems: 21 Joining-Result Unknown, 21 Separating-Result Unknown, and 7 Change Unknown problems that you can COMPLETELY edit
I hope you try this method of doing word problems in your kindergarten classroom. It makes the routine simple, straight-forward, and completely differentiated for your students. No longer should kinder teachers be intimidated by word problems!
If you have any further questions or would like more explanation about using this product, please ask in the Q&A section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This resource pairs well with Counting Collections Number Sense Activity
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