Word Problems First Grade (Bundle for the Year)

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    This bundle contains 252 cut-and-paste word problems for addition and subtraction story problems. It includes the following products:

    Cut and Paste Word Problems (Fall Edition)

    Cut and Paste Word Problems (Winter Edition)

    Cut and Paste Word Problems (Spring Edition)

    Word problems are an important part of every math curriculum, but many students find them dull and boring. This unit aims to provide a fun (scissors! glue!) and engaging (seasonal themes!) way for students to exercise their problem solving skills.

    There are four themes for each month through the year.

    • September: apples, football, snacks, school supplies
    • October: bats, treats, spiders, pumpkins
    • November: acorns, leaves, owls, pie
    • December: gifts, candy canes, ornaments, stockings
    • January: mittens, penguins, snowballs, cocoa
    • February: candy, valentines, stickers, cookies
    • March: clovers, basketball, kites, coins
    • April: bunnies, chicks, soccer, umbrellas
    • May: bees, butterflies, flowers, beach balls

    There are seven word problems for each theme, each involving a different addition/subtraction situation. The seven situations are:

    • putting together
    • putting together with three addends
    • adding to
    • adding to with three addends
    • taking from
    • taking apart
    • comparing

    With four themes for each month, you get 28 word problems per month and a total of 252 word problems for the year.

    That's a lot of word problems -- but it gives you options! The large number of word problems in this unit provides an opportunity for differentiation. One student can work with two addends while another student works with three addends. One student can work with small quantities while another student works with larger quantities.

    Cut-and-Paste Word Problems can be used for whole and small group lessons, morning work, early finishers, sub tubs, math stations, and more.


    • Students cut out and manipulate pictures for a hands-on experience. Students paste the pictures to create an illustration, which aids in comprehension and understanding of addition and subtraction situations.
    • Students may fill in the blanks and choose their own numbers, or you may choose numbers for them.
    • Tip: Consider asking students to complete their number sentence before gluing their picture pieces down. If they paste too early, they won’t be able to manipulate the pieces.
    • Alternative Use: Skip the cut/paste and draw pictures instead.
    • Alternative Use: Laminate a copy, cut out the picture pieces, add a dry erase marker, and you have a low-prep math center

    The best part? You can use these tomorrow. Just print and go.


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    Total Pages
    252 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    1 Year
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
    Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.


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