Open ended picture prompts is just that....open ended! This allows you to easily differentiate for your students. You may want one student to write just an equation for the picture, while you have another student write an addition word problem, and you have the higher group of students write an addition word problem AND a subtraction word problem. You students can become experts at creating and problem solving word problems related to to addition and subtraction.
Use this product in with the whole class, during intervention, in small groups, at a math center, for homework, as an assessment, for partner work, for their math journal.... your options are endless!
Get your students motivated and excited while they have discussions, debates, work cooperatively, share their work, write for an audience, think critically, make connections, and learn to listen to others.
Here is just one example: You could scaffold with your class teaching them how to write an addition word problem, then you give them a turn to practice with a partner, and then you can give them the SAME sheet for homework and tell them to add characters to the picture to create a new problem.
I truly believe you will find this product one you don't want to live without!
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