Word problems can be hard for my little firsties to understand. This packet has helped my students understanding of word problems tremendously! These templates have a built in section that encourages student math talk! Students will have to compare strategies and justify their answer! It seems hard for firsties, but after using these for a few weeks my kiddos have gotten awesome at this! This packet contains the following types of word problems: joining, separating, comparing, and decomposing.There are a total of 12 problems included in this packet. I will be working on the other monthly packets (that will include progressing skills, word problems, etc.) as the months come. Feel free to leave feedback requesting certain types of problems to be included in the upcoming months. I will gladly include them for you.