This listing is for a set of 50 story (word) problem pages. The first 25 are addition and subtraction within 10 and the last 25 are addition and subtraction within 20.
Each page contains:
~ a word problem
~the question whether you are going to add or subtract
~workspace to draw a picture to solve the problem
~a number line as a way to double check your answer
~a fill in the blank space to write the equation
~an empty space to answer the question in a complete sentence (Think writing across the curriculum!!! The first 25 pages of adding/subtracting within 10 have sentence starters for the sentence portion.)
I used the addition and subtraction within 10 during the beginning of the year to get the kiddos used to solving story problems.
Around the second half of the year I began using the adding and subtracting within 20 with my kinders. Some of them are pretty tricky since they are not all joining and separating with the result unknown problems. Some of them have the change unknown, or they need to find the initial amount in a few of them. These types of problems were a bit difficult at first but we were cruising on by the end of the year!
These could be used as whole group, small group, or individual activities. Some could also be used as assessment tools. Another idea is to have word problem Friday's (or whichever day) so the kids get into the routine of completing a word problem each day. Could be used in many ways!