My students always need more practice with subtraction type problems at the end of grade 1 and beginning of grade 2. This set includes a lot of those type of compare problems. (see glossary table 1 in common core for more information)
I love whole page picture problems when working with small groups or the entire class. They are very engaging and are good at pulling all students into the problem. Here is a peek at a few of the problems (I print these in color on a full sheet of paper)
I also made them so that you can print them for student work pages. The picture takes up about a fourth of the page and the rest of the space is white space for students to show their thinking and solve the problem.
|All 12 problems can be printed as full page color illustrations or has student work pages|
I also included a student work page that has a picture and asks students to write a story problem to match the picture. This gets at a deeper understanding of the math required to solve the problems
|Students write a story problem to match the picture|
I always have kids who want to make up their own problems so I also included a blank background in the set so that kids can illustrate and write their own problems. This also gives the class even more problems to solve!
|Students illustrate and write their own problems|
Looking for more themed problem solving for your first or second grade students?
Check out my Ant problems
|A set of 10 problems that meet CCSS for grades 1 and 2 with a cute ant theme!|
|Aligned to CCSS for grade 1. Includes all problem types first graders are expected to master under the Common Core|