The 15 reproducible worksheets in this product constitute Unit 15 in the MathQuest 1 workbook. This unit focuses on manipulating concrete materials and using pictorial representations to help students choose the appropriate operation in the solution of a word problem involving numbers up to 18. Students are also introduced to the problem-solving strategy, “looking for possibilities.”
In the previous unit, the children were asked to look at pictures of real-life situations involving addition and subtraction of up to 10 objects and select the operation that matched each picture. In this unit, those activities are expanded to include situations involving numbers up to 18. The children first manipulate materials to discover combinations for 11. The same progression is followed as the children investigate addition and subtraction facts for 12, then to 13 and onward up to 18. This teaching is embedded in the context of the nursery rhyme "This Little Piggy.” The market provides many shopping opportunities involving arrays of fruits and vegetables that lend themselves to addition and subtraction stories.
MathQuest is a preeminent mathematics program of Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc. covering the Common Core State Standards content at the grade 1 and 2 levels. MathQuest 1 is a 312-page workbook divided into 17 units by topic. MathQuest 2 is a 320-page workbook divided into 16 units by topic. These workbooks integrate the teaching of mathematics with familiar poems and stories of language arts. Just download this file and print out as many copies as you need for your class.