Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Math Word Problems!

When I was teaching, words problems were something that kids just dreaded and they always did horrible with word problems on state tests.  They would almost cringe when word problems were mentioned.  Well, that's not good.  I wanted to create some simple beginning word problems that would help students master this concept at an early age and still be FUN!  Also, it meets a lot of Common Core Standards!

One of issues that many kids have with word problems is drawing ALL OF THOSE PICTURES!  Don't get me wrong, I think drawing pictures to show your work is great.  However, when something so simple like drawing pictures gets in the way of mastering a concept, we need to look for another approach.  Therefore, I created some Fall Word Problems that let students color, cut and paste!  They are still able to work out some addition and subtraction word problems, without having to color each picture.
Fall Math Word Problems
This pack covers 2 months of word problems!

The Fall Word Problem pack is great for students who are beginning to master the whole word problem concept.  This pack allows them to color, cut and paste their work instead of drawing the pictures.  This pack includes word problems with leaves, apple pies, turkeys and more!

Here is an example of how one of the word problem pages works...

Begin with the word problem sheet, either addition or subtraction.


Have the students color, cut, paste and solve the word problem!  So simple, so effective!
Here is another one that shows addition.
Kids circle the key information and underline the key words that help identify the word problem as addition or subtraction. 

By the time students finish a sheet, they have had a lot of hands-on interaction with the word problem and it becomes more concrete.

Aligns to the following Common Core Standard
1.0A.1-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.

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5 comments:

Julie McKown said...

As always, these are fabulous Annie!!!
❤Mrs. McKown
Little Literacy Learners

Annie Moffatt said...

Aww...thank you so much Julie!!

Mrs. Cupcake said...

You're a genius!!!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Jackie said...

I agree...my grandson loves math, but all that drawing would turn him off. So the cutting and pasting would work much better. Thanks.

Sarah Paul said...

So excited about this! I just bought it and it looks great. Thank you! :)

Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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