Please see the Smartboard activity that goes with this at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kindergarten-Problem-of-the-Day-for-December-for-Smartboard-2210419
This problem of the day packet meets the Kindergarten Common Core math standard K.0A.2 (Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.). There is four problems for the four problem types (Result Unknown/Add To; Result Unknown/Take From; Total Unknown/Put Together-Take Apart; and Addend Unknown/Put Together-Take Apart). Altogether there is 16 different problems with blank pages if you have more time in December. As you solve these problems, all Kindergarten Standards in Operations and Algebraic Thinking will be met as well as the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
How to use:
1, Print off the pages and staple together to make into a booklet.
2, Pick a problem based on what your study is at the moment. Ex: if you are working with 5 frames, you might pick a Put Together/ Take Apart-Both Addends Unknown problem where students can show the different ways of making 5.
3, Once a problem is picked, fill in numbers that make sense to the problem, to your class, and to individual students. Ex: If you are working on ways to make 4, you might pick two numbers that add up to 4 to see if students can apply what they are learning. Or if a student is fluent through 5 you may challenge them with higher numbers.
4, Allow students to draw pictures, use manipulatives, use number lines, etc. to solve the problem. On their sheet is a box where they can put their answer. Keep in mind that the process and thinking is more important than getting the answer right.
5, Call on 2 or 3 kids to share with the class on how they solved the problem (I have for sale these problems in notebook, ready to use on a Smartboard) Point out the Standards for Mathematical Practice that they are meeting as they solve these problems.