This Explain It! Word Problems packet is a set that I created to help my students meet the new expectations that are being placed on them. As students are being asked to explain their work in math I felt it necessary to create a resource for my classroom that provides students with the opportunity to do that. I also needed a resource for explaining/showing parents how math is changing and what is being expected of their child.
The complete packet includes 28 practice sheets with two problems on each page. The pages in the packet provide students with practice of simple word problems for addition and subtraction; solving for an unknown number; and comparing numbers. For the most part the problems do not work with sums greater than 15. This set also includes a reminder list of strategies that students can use in solving and explaining the word problems.
Please feel free to download the 5 page sample preview packet. I've included the list of reminder strategies as well.