Students will read basic addition and subtraction story problems with a pirate theme. For each problem they will: read the problem, draw a picture, write a number sentence, use a number line, write the solution. This can be used in whole group instruction or in math centers.
Differentiate: Give students only addition problems or only subtraction problems or some of each and have them decide which operation to use. Students can also write their own story problem on the blank page.
*4 addition story problems
*4 subtraction story problems
*1 story problem template
*black and white picture manipulatives
*larger color picture manipulaitves (to use in a math center)