These critical thinking word problems urge students to use double digit addition and subtraction. Encourage the students to come up with their own strategies to solve the problems using pictures, numbers and words.
Each of the 7 pages of the Word Document have a word problem for the students to glue into their journals. You can also print these questions on labels to make it easier for students to place into math journals. I usually read the problem to the students then give them time to draw a picture and write a number sentence to solve. Students share their strategies with the class, I usually choose a couple students to used different strategies to solve.
The particular problems are mostly Christmas, Elf, Candy Cane, North Pole Themed. There is also one pirate problem and a turkey problem.
I think it is fun to incorporate holiday themes into any part of the school year! The kids love it!