Math Word Problems Addition and Subtraction within 20 | First Grade

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I used this resource as a centre after teaching students how to solve word problems! They loved creating the small puzzles to finish the word problem.
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Practice first grade math word problems for addition and subtraction within 20 with these math centers! They consist of puzzles, task cards, and activities! They are designed for you to use in your math centers and rotations.

Included are 4 different math centers for word problems within 20:

  1. Match Game: Students will match each word problem with the correct equation.
  2. Order Up: Students will figure out the answers to diner orders using burger, sundae, and milkshake pieces as manipulatives.
  3. Word Problem Puzzles: Students will put together 6 different puzzles. Each puzzle contains three pieces: a word problem, part-part-whole organizer, and the answer.
  4. Hunting for Word Problems: In this task card activity, students will solve a word problem and find the next card by looking for the answer from the previous card.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.


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