Word problems seem to give most students a run for their money. Many understand the basic addition/subtraction problems with the result unknown. However, once the word problems are asking them find the start or change (missing addends), they get completely confused.
I created these graphic organizers to assist my students in better understanding how to solve word problems.
Many districts use different terms for the same concepts. There are different versions of each organizer with strategies such as part-part-whole, thinking blocks, number bonds, number lines.
Links are available explaining thinking blocks and number bonds.
for the teacher page
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