This resource is the ULTIMATE RESOURCE for practicing addition and subtraction because ALL PROBLEM TYPES are included-- making a total of 55 word problems available for student practice!!! Also included are printable templates for manipulatives (20 per page) to assist students in their calculations.
It is formatted in 2 ways:
as a colorful white board resource for whole group teaching (answer key slides follow each word problem)
in printable black and white task card format for economical printing (includes task cards/task card answer keys)
All of the word problems have some aspect of an "outdoor" scenario.
Word problem types presented in this resource include 5 of each of the following word problem types:
Join Result Unknown
Join Change Unknown
Join Start Unknown
Separate Result Unknown
Separate Change Unknown
Separate Start Unknown
Compare Difference Unknown
Compare Quantity Unknown
Compare Referent Unknown
**A printable student answer document is provided to assist with student accountability. As you are well aware, when some students are working in less structured environments such as centers or small collaborative learning groups, they are often distracted from the task at hand. Student answer documents provide a visual piece to remind students they are accountable for number work at the end of the work period.
DOCUMENTATION & AUTHENTIC WORK SAMPLES
Student answer documents are also excellent for using as documentation as well as work samples of authentic pieces of student work when some type of substantiation is required for math portfolios, IEPs, AIPs, Parent-Teacher conferences, special education placement conferences, etc.
**Differentiation is addressed by the level of difficulty in word problem scenarios. Student answer documents are also convenient when making differentiated assignments- you can easily assign specific task cards by circling the desired workspaces of the problems a student is to complete.
**Answer Keys are provided in 3 formats:
1. Answer Keys following each word problem slide
2. as individual task cards -if student self-checking is preferred
3. in a traditional answer key that is teacher friendly when grading task card number work as graded assignments.
These task cards are flexible resources and can be used in many ways such as:
*number work for math centers
*number work for small collaborative groups
*whiteboard work for whole class assignments
*whiteboard work during transitions
*meaningful engagement and practice for early finishers
*as assessment/benchmark check-ups
* as math journal entries
You can never have too many of these kinds of resources to reinforce skills- especially on days when regular classroom routines are disrupted by activities such as school picture day, assemblies, etc.