Purpose: Students slowly gain the skills they need to solve word problems.
Step 1: Picture Problems - students simply read the word problem and circle the correct picture sentence/representation (no solving unless you ask them to do so) - 6 problems.
Step 2: Number Sentences - students simply read the word problem and circle the correct minuend/subtrahend (7 - 3) (no solving unless you ask them to do so) - 2 worksheets, 5 problems each.
Step 3: Picture & number Sentences: students read the word problem, draw a picture, and write the minuend/subtrahend (no solving unless you ask them to do so) - 4 problems.
Step 4: Complete Problem Solving - students read the word problem, draw a picture, write the minuend/subtrahend and solve the problem (completing the number sentence) - 4 problems.
Step 5: Bonus Multiple Choice - students read the problem and answer the multiple choice question - 5 problems.
Uses: homework, small group instruction, whole group instruction, math centers, etc.
Basic word problem/problem solving practice that builds skills slowly until students are able to solve word problems successfully - problems are meant to teach the thinking process behind solving problems, not necessarily to practice facts (all numbers are small - none of the minuends/subtrahends are larger than 12.) If you are looking for more difficult problems, check out my addition and subtraction word problem packets available in my store.
Kindergarten - teacher can read the problems to the students if necessary.
First - students should be able to mostly read the problems on their own.
Second - would work for low students who need an introduction to solving word problems.
Addition version also available in my store.
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