# My First Math Story: A scaffolded approach to student created word problems!

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Problem solving for first and second graders. Help them become better problem solvers, by supporting them in posing their own math questions! What is more relevant and authentic for kids than problems written by kids? (With a little help of course) Designed for first and second grade, and third grade intervention.

My First Math Story includes:
Level I activities: 4 Fill in the missing ITEMS and solve activities
Level II activities: 4 Fill in the missing NUMBERS and solve.
Level III: Word problem generator!
90 topic cards
90 number pair cards
30 operations cards (+ and - said in different ways)
Blank card templates

Research shows that students who pose their own math questions are better problem solvers. Children who struggle with reading and writing should still be creating their own problems, even if they simply say them out loud or record themselves. Word problems are a blast if we just let the kids have control of the words! :)

Consider using these regularly in your classroom by cycling this center in and out ALL YEAR LONG! The combinations and stories are different EVERY TIME! And students can create their own topic cards to add to the mix for even more buy in!

Consider using these with my NUMBERLESS word problems. Students simply sort under ADDITION or SUBTRACTION headings.. and then check each other to see if they agree. (Justifying each other's reasoning... pretty high level for our firsties, but it was my favorite lesson of the year! Just sayin:)

Thank you for exploring math with me!
Math Viking

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To emphasize PROBLEM SOLVING with actual thinking: Go Numberless!:
Grade 2 Standards Numberless Word Problems to Sort & Solve
Grade 1/Early 2 Numberless Word Problem Sort & Solve
Grade 3 Numberless Sort & Solve

Number Composition
Shake, Spill & Show: At the Bakery

THE BIG MOVE From Number Composition to Unitizing
Addition and Subtraction Sorts: Composing Numbers 12 Sorting Activities

For Emerging Place Value Understanding:
PLACE VALUE BAKERY Number Sense and Unitizing Packing: Cookies Tens and Ones
Part Whole Model PLACE VALUE BAKERY Task Cards First & Second Grade

Place Value Fun & Depth of Understanding for one of the BIGGEST standards we teach!
MYSTERY NUMBER Place Value Freebie!
MYSTERY NUMBER Scoot Task Cards for Place Value, Reasoning & Vocabulary

For DOUBLES FACT Fluency Assessments, Games, Interventions & Enrichment check out:
DOUBLES FACT PACK

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