Cats and Dogs Word Problem:
Students are given a subtraction word problem and asked to solve the problem by drawing a picture or using manipulatives.
Lizards on a Rock:
Students solve an addition and a subtraction word problem using manipulatives or pencil and paper.
Students are challenged to find all the different ways to sort six toys into two different groups.
Writing an Equation:
Students are asked to pick an equation that matches addition and subtraction word problems.
Students model an addition problem using manipulatives, their fingers, drawings, or by acting out.