Help children develop the skills necessary to solve word problems by exposing them to practice, practice, and more practice. This activity is tiered for more practice identifying keywords in the beginning and continued independent practice towards the end. This activity includes and double digit addends, and allows children to think critically for each problem (ex. multi-step problems, missing addends). Great for morning work or homework! For the FALL/WINTER edition, click here
** While, my number choices may not be perfect for all levels of students in every class, I have included the fill in the blank version for the independent practice sheets so you can modify the numbers in the problems to suit ALL students. The 'choose your own number' option allows for a wider range of learners and grade levels.**
Review/Beginning Word Problem Practice allow for children to read the problem, sort and glue them into the appropriate method to solve the problem by looking for the key words. Then, children receive the worksheets to solve the actual problem. They can use their sorting sheet as a reminder to either add or subtract.
1 addition/subtraction keyword sort to help children look for the keywords to decide whether to add or subtract.
2 addition/subtraction sorting mats
2 sets of cut and paste problems
4 pages of problems (same as the problems sorted)
Independent problem solving worksheets have three problems to a page and include the problem solving steps as a reminder. They are themed as follows for January through June:
1 themed for spring sports
4 themed for spring
1 themed for St Patrick's Day
1 themed for pets
1 themed for June
1 create your own word problem sheet (for you to create future problems)
1 Addition Keywords Anchor Chart
1 Subtraction Keywords Anchor Chart
1 Problem Solving Steps Anchor Chart
*Answer Key is provided for each worksheet (13 pages)*
As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
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