Gaphic organizers to help your students solve story problems. This set includes mats to solve Join, Separate, Part-Part-Whole and Compare Structures. It gives kids a way to take information out of a word problem to develop a plan. Then gives them room to draw what they know and finally write an equation (number sentence) to show how they solved the problem and find the unknown. Just print, laminate and go!
This has helped me in my own classroom this year as we tackle the new addition and subtraction TEKS, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, that were brought down from 3rd to 1st grade!