This 25 page book is designed so that you can copy the book, cut it in half, staple, and then it is ready for use. Each page includes a number line 0-10, a subtraction story problem, and an equation matching the story problem. The 25 pages consist of a title page “My May Subtraction Book.” Then the remaining 24 pages actually include 12 different subtraction story problems. Each story problem is duplicated on the page following it. The first page for each story problem has the equation filled in with only the difference missing. The equation for the second page for each story problem only has the minus sign and equals sign in the equation with blank lines for students to fill in the missing numbers from the story problem. The students must read the story problems and find the missing numbers in the equation and then solve to find the difference. The number line is available to help students solve each problem. These two different page types allow for differentiation of students.
Some students are ready to read the word problem and find the difference while others rely on the equation being complete and only having to solve the equation.
These story problems can be put together in booklet form as discussed above or individual sheets can be used. The story problems are on a half sheet of paper.
These word problems are great for guided math groups, homework, math center activities, or morning work.
The preview shows each page in the packet.
I hope your students enjoy solving these story problems.
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I am a kindergarten teacher with 22 years of teaching experience! I received my Doctor of Education degree in Teacher Leadership from Walden University in June 2010. The title of my doctoral study is "Writing Conferences in Kindergarten: Using Feedback to Enhance Student Writing." My passion is teaching writing to my students and providing feedback for their writing experiences. I love teaching kindergarten. It is amazing to see students enter the classroom not even knowing how to hold a pencil and watching them become readers and writers by the end of the year. I love teaching in small groups and rotating student groups with literacy centers and math centers.