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Modeling Word Problems – A Thanksgiving Freebie

Build and Solve Word Problems - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away. I am looking forward to spending the day with my big extended family. This summer we moved back to MN so we could be closer to our  family, so we are really looking forward to this holiday season.

Today I created a fun cut and past activity to practice solving word problems with numbers up to 10. You can download it for Free using the link at the bottom of this post.

Build and Solve Word Problems - Thanksgiving

Each page features an addition word problem and ten frame for creating a model to represent the problem. There are also 20 small pictures related to the word problem. Students cut apart the pictures and use them to show each part or addend.

Build and Solve Word Problems - Thanksgiving

I start by asking students to mark each box that will be used. In this case, there are 9 turkeys, so they would mark 9 boxes. This helps students visualize the total number number of pictures they will need to use.

Build and Solve Word Problems - Thanksgiving

Students begin modeling the problem by placing the pictures for the first addend into the ten frame.

Build and Solve Word Problems - Thanksgiving

Then they place the cards for the second addend and solve the problem. There is a space to write out the problem below the ten frame.

Build and Solve Word Problems - Thanksgiving

This is a low-prep activity. Simply print and go. It is great for math centers, independent work, early finishers, homework, and more!

Build and Solve Word Problems - Thanksgiving

You can get a FREE copy of this special Thanksgiving sample set of Build and Solve Word Problems by clicking on the box below.

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Meet Dawn

Hi there! I’m Dawn, the teacher and author behind Polliwog Place. I love creating activities that get students excited about learning. I help busy teachers like you save time by providing engaging, high-quality resources you can use in your classroom today.

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