This packet contains 200 scaffolded word problems for first grade. The addition and subtraction expectations increase throughout the packet. The beginning story problems could be used at the end of kindergarten and the end of the packet could be used in second grade.
One page should be used once a week for about thirty minutes. Students start with a guided session with the teacher. The initial story problem does not contain excess information or ask a question. As the problems progress, extraneous information and questions are added and students have had the opportunity to build problem solving skills.
As you move through the questions, differentiation occurs as some students may stay in guided practice with the teacher while others are working with partners or independently.
The approach focuses on the problem solving process! Story problems are all about translating the words into a number sentence!