Word problems - Problem Solving activities { Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 }

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K - 2nd
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Early Years Word Problems - This pack includes 15 timesaving, open-ended maths problems suited to students in Kindergarten (extension), Grade 1 and Grade 2. Problems can be used for a range of learners in the classroom but may also be used effectively to extend students in mathematics. Each question has a range of answers and students are encouraged to find more than one each time they tackle a problem.

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Tasks are designed for students to put their knowledge and skills into practice. They may need concrete materials to complete tasks at a higher level and it is recommended to support students in this age group with concrete materials such as counters, number lines and tens frames to assist them with their thinking.

What's Included

•Mystery Shapes

•Present Puzzle

•Only the answer

•2D Shape Drawing

•Secret Number

•An Odd Answer

•Grouping Gold

•Apple Trees

•All about Twenty

•Words in Math

•Patterns to 100

•Footy Fun

•What do you know?

•Book Pages

•Roll the Dice

What other teachers are saying...

❤️Great range of problems! Stimulating some lovely discussions. Jacqui L

❤️‘Loved including these problems in my distance learning packs during the COVID home learning. Used them on a Friday as a type of number talk activity. ’ Georgia M

❤️ My students love working on these! Thanks so much!’ Lisa D

❤️ This product is great. It allows students to think and figure out ways to solve a problem.‘ Ghnea H

❤️ ‘Fun open ended challenges.’ Crissie M

❤️ ‘I love that each question is presented on its own page, very easy for quick, short lessons’ Janet M

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Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.


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