It’s frustrating to create word problems on the fly that addresses a particular part of the Common Core Math Standard. I have written a page of 10 take away word problems where the answer is unknown. This worksheet can be utilized as a model page, practice page, or a short assessment page to check for understanding.
When I am modeling this worksheet I like to write the sample on the board or use my ELMO so students can understand how to figure out word problems. Next, I have the students work with me on the first problem. During this time I will walk around the classroom and give assistance and directions. If the students have not understood the assignment yet, I will continue to work with them on a few more problems.