Pirate Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

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  1. Word problems can be so tricky for first graders to master! Add in themed and seasonal fun throughout the year with this Addition and Subtraction story problem bundle. Word problems use numbers to 10, or 20 depending on the set, with missing addends in a variety of places. Working with multiple prob
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Aaarrggh you ready to practice solving addition and subtraction story problems to 20, with missing addends in all positions? These pirate themed word problem task cards work well for first grade math stations, small groups, or even homework. Students can easily self-check their own work with the QR Code Cards.

Keep the learning going with Mini Word Problem Booklets. Students can use the pirate themed images as inspiration for writing their own addition or subtraction word problems. Fill in the blank options are also included to help support early writers. Students can then solve their own problems or take turns with a partner.

For added fun, create a "treasure hunt" around the classroom to find the pirate word problems.

This Pirate Story Problem Activity includes:

✅ 12 Colorful Pirate Addition & Subtraction Word Problem Cards (for centers)

→ Add & Subtract to 20 with unknowns in all positions

✅ Student and Teacher Direction pages

✅ Recording Sheets (color & blackline)

✅ Answer Keys for easy correcting

✅ QR Code Cards for self-checking

✅ Mini Word Problem Booklets for open ended problem solving


Want to know what other teachers are saying about these addition and subtraction word problems?

❤️ "If it involves QR codes, my kids are ALL OVER IT! Thank you!"

❤️ "Super easy to use and the children love it at math centers."

❤️ "These were perfect to practice word problems for our end of the year math test in a fun way! The kids loved the pirate theme! Thanks!"


Need more practice with First Grade Math skills? Here are a few of my favorites:

⭐ Pirate Telling Time Math Center
Ocean Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

Pirate Theme Place Value Bingo Game

Place Value Math Center & Craft Pizza Theme
Math Homework and Worksheets for 1st Grade

Or, stock up for the year and get this activity along with tons of others in my Ultimate 1st Grade Word Problem Bundle


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.


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