Word problems are powerful tools for developing mathematical skills and problem solving. Use these easily differentiated, editable problems that allow your students to choose number sets. These word problems focus on fair share (intro to multiplication and division) and have 3 types.
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.
Click here 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: 25 Fair Share word problems with 3 types: Result/Product Unknown, Groups Unknown, and Parts in Each Group Unknown that you can COMPLETELY edit
*To match the font used for the word problems, download the Hello Happy font that is included in the zip file.*
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.
Want more word problems? Try these Editable Word Problems: Joining and Separating (Addition and Subtraction)!
This resource pairs well with Counting Collections Number Sense Activity!
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