April Word Problem Practice

Just added to my shop!

April Word Problem Practice- First grade! blog.printableprompts.com

These are an awesome, awesome spiral review practice for word problems for my first graders. My students are becoming so much more independent at attempting to solve problems independently. They are also really exploring which representations help them to solve problems. One great example is there is one problem that is 14-7… so many of my first graders tried to draw a ten rod and then 4 ones. Some of them were stumped as to why their representation didn’t work for them. The rich math discussion that followed was an awesome fundamental regrouping discussion that was just right for them. It is awesome to see them willing to take chances, try to solve, and have confidence in sharing their solutions. They are also developing more descriptive questions, rather than “What do I do?”, their questions sound like “Why is there a number for an extra class on the table?” (extra information is included in some of the problems), or “How do I make my equation match my picture?”.  It’s also helping them to think about what answering the question means….  so many times they think the answer must be a number, but this is not so when you are asking them to compare two teams, for example.


I’m in love with the kind of math thinkers these journals are helping me to develop. Check out the April pack!


Easter Word Problems- Freebie!

Hello there! This has been a wildly crazy month and it’s not about to get any less crazy!

We are starting the week with a “snow” day. I thought here in New England, we were a little more daring about driving in the (lack of) snow, but I’m making the most of the day and trying to be productive.

I also know with Easter coming this weekend, my students are going to be beaming with excitement. I have learned as an elementary teacher, you can’t fight the excitement that kids come to school with, you have to embrace it. So here are some of the math word problems they’ll be using at their centers this week! (FREEBIE)

Easter Word Problems

I’ve also got my Easter math center and printables all ready to go!


Easter Printables! blog.printableprompts.com Bunny spinner math center! blog.printableprompts.com