Word Problems Unit

Unit Cover PageSee what our problem solving unit is all about, how it will work in your classroom, and how you can use it all year long!

Hey teaching peeps! Good grief, it has been ages since I’ve done anything with this poor blog. I guess some things have to take a back seat when baby comes though, and this was one of them. But I'm back and finally ready to get back into blogging.

So I’m just going to jump right into it: math word problems. Word problems and problem solving has to be one of the trickiest parts of math for my first graders. And EVERY math series I have ever used has never provided enough practice, and my firsties would not learn math problem solving properly if I did not supplement. A lot. So here it is folks, enough extra problem solving materiel for the entire year, so your students can master word problems.

This unit can be used all year because there are varying levels of difficulty. For every single element there is a beginner level (basic addition and subtraction with sums and differences under 20) and advanced (double digit addition and subtraction with regrouping).


I have posters for Addition Words and Subtraction Words and the Steps to Problem Solving.

Word Posters

Problem Solving Posters

Scoot Games

I love Scoot and I think I seriously have a Scoot addiction. Thankfully my students do too! If you’re not familiar with Scoot; students search the room for different problems to solve. Its fabulous for keeping students moving while still working on skills. (Bonus! Kids LOVE using clipboards)!

Scoot PageI Spy Recording Page

Task Cards

I have 12 task cards for addition, subtraction, three addend word problems, and two step word problems. Of course, there are basic and advanced editions!

I use Task Cards for centers, Exit Tickets, Guided Math, work stations, early finishers, and morning work. So many possibilities.

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28 foldables to be exact! These are great on their own, or make the perfect addition to an interactive notebook.

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What’s the Problem books

These books are great for adding a bit more critical thinking to word problems. The answer is provided and students need to come up with the problem. There are a few different versions.


Print-and-Go Work Pages

There are 24 work pages for extra practice or homework. Just print and go! Easy peasy. 

Work Pages Pic

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Tags: Math , Word Problems, , Problem Solving