Solving word problems as a daily warm up is the single most effective strategy that I have found for increasing student growth. This approach to teaching students how to solve the word problems is an excellent way to teach independence. I have included step by step instructions so that you can guide your students as they learn to solve problems successfully. All of the word problems are in the form of printables so they can also be used in math journals. I have also included Anchor Charts. Hope you enjoy!