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Practice word problems with your kindergarten and first grade students with these fun and engaging interactive problems. Your search for winter math activities is over! These are a great math review for centers, classwork, homework and assessments in January!
↝What is the focus of this product?
This product focuses on word problems for kindergarten and first grade students. This product includes a January version of two of my best-selling resources. You will receive 8 pages of activities: 4 are hands on addition word problems and 4 are addition or subtraction word problems using multiple strategies. All 8 pages have a January/Winter theme. Students will be solving problems about friends ice skating and making hot chocolate.
↝What are the hands-on addition word problems like?
There are two things about this product that make it unlike many other problem-solving activities:
1) Manipulatives are included. Students will be reading a problem and using pieces to model the problem. For instance, if the problem is about the number of pets in a pet store, students will have to cut the correct number of fish and cats and glue them in the pet store to determine the answer.
2) Extra manipulatives are included. This means students won't be able to simply cut, glue, and count without thinking about their math skills. Each page gives ten of each manipulative, but students will have to read to find out exactly how many of each they will need. (PS the extra manipulatives are also convenient for the pieces that will inevitably be lost!)
↝What are the multiple strategy word problems like?
This product has minimal clipart (only one small image per page). My product has one image to engage students and give them a clue as to what the problem is about. Also, my product requires students to use 4 different strategies to solve each problem. Students will need to draw a model, use a number line, use an equation, and use a tens frame to solve.
↝When should I use this product?
I use this product during whole group and small group instruction. Kids love solving these math problems, since problems are set up with kid friendly language. I also have used these as homework, or a quick assessment. Problem solving is such a critical skill. By practicing repeatedly and consistently, students will be able to complete more complex tasks as they continue to grow.
↝What is included with my purchase?
You will receive 8 pages of student activities (4 pages of manipulatives and 4 pages of multiple strategies). Each problem is one page and in black and white to make printing and copying teacher friendly!
↝Within what limits will my students be adding and subtracting?
For both problem types, students will be adding and subtracting within 20.
↝Do you have any other products that I may be interested in?
Of course! Check out:
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