I always struggled with teaching story problems and word problems to students with autism who have limited verbal skills and struggle with language.
(This is aligned with Virginia’s 1st grade SOLs (Standards of Learning, but anyone can use)
Students with autism or other disabilities have a difficult time with abstract concepts and concepts that involve understanding language. I have found that teaching students with autism to look for KEY WORDS in a word problem helps them to solve the problem by adding or subtracting.
There are enough word problems to do one page per day (184 school days). Students with autism NEED repetition, and this product serves that purpose. I create a workbook for each student that lasts the quarter. Covers are included.
Major Components of this pack:
Teacher guide- maps out what should be introduced each day.
Anchor chart- In this pack, students are taught to look for “key words” in each story problem. This tells students whether they need to add or subtract. I have found this is the best way to teach students who struggle with language.
“Solving story problems” checklist for students
Option for non-writers- I include ways non-writers can still complete the workbooks.
The types of story problems included are:
simple addition and subtraction
both parts unknown
fair share problems