These math stories are short word problems for students to solve and write an extended response answer. They are targeted to help students hit common core requirements and practice the extended response questions that are going to be used on standardized testing, but they are also just a great way for students to practice word problems.
They are called "Math Story Mondays" because I only used them once per week (Mondays) in my ELA class, however they can be used any day and any time in your classroom. They would work well for a center, or great for students who finish their work early. There are 18 stories, with a solutions page and a few helpful sentence starters for students who need help writing a response to a math problem! See the preview for complete details and examples.
***If you have already purchased Open Ended Math Word Problems, you already have part 1. Part 2 can be purchased separately! It is simply called Open Ended Math Word Problems Part 2.