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Understanding word problems can be tricky! I've found the most successful way to teach my students how to solve word problems is through visualizing. I have discovered my students are much more successful when they create a picture of each word problem situation in their head before they rush off to solve it. This packet provides you with the tools to help your students work through difficult multiple-step problems to become story problem stars!
In this 72-page packet, you will find:
- anchor charts that teach The Four Steps (Visualize It, Retell It, Think About It, and Share It)
- example posters and 35 word problems (5 of each) for the different types of word problems (Result Unknown, Change Unknown, Start Unknown, Total Unknown, Addend Unknown, Both Addends Unknown, Adding Three Numbers)
- scavenger hunt (scatter 8 word problem cards around the classroom and have students go on a hunt to find and solve them)
- Write Your Own Word Problem sheet
- 3 Visualize the Problem When a Picture is Given sheets (the picture is provided and students have to come up with a story problem that matches the picture)
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All of these activities align with the following Grade 1 Operations and Algebraic Thinking Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.1
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.2 Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
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