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Word Problems
Progress Monitoring
Weeks 1-10

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In this packet you will find, 20 1st grade
word problems. One set that you can
use on the overhead and another as a
task card. There is a Problem Solving
Rubric that you can use to score
student’s work. Let students use
manipulatives as they are working.
There is more to problem solving them

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Problem Solving Rubric
Novice (1) Apprentice (2) Practitioner (3) Expert (4)
My math thinking is not Some of my math thinking is All of my math thinking is I showed that I knew more
Reasoning and Proof correct. correct. correct. about a math idea that I used
in my plan. Or, I explained my
rule.

I did not explain how I solved I explained some of what I I clearly explained how I solved I clearly detailed how I solved
the problem. I didn’t use did. I tried to use pictures, the problem. I used math the problem. I included all the
pictures, tables or graphs to tables, graphs and numbers language and pictures, tables, steps so you don’t have to
Communication
show you how I solved the to explain how I did the graphs and numbers to guess what I did. I used
problem. problem. explain how I did the problem. words, numbers, pictures,
graphs and/or models.
I did not understand the I only understand part of the I understand the problem and I understand the problem.
Problem Solving problem. problem. My strategy works my strategy works. My My answer is correct. I used
for part of the problem. answer is correct. a rule, and/or verified that
my strategy is correct.

I did not use a math I tried to use math I made a math I used another math
Representation representation to help solve representation to help solve representation to help solve representation to help solve
the problem and explain my the problem and explain my the problem and explain my the problem and explain my
work. work, but it has mistakes in work, and it is labeled and work in another way.
it. correct.
Mary has 14 stickers. She buys Mrs. Beck bought some apples.
another 6 stickers. How many Her family ate 5 apples. She gave
stickers does she have now? the remaining 4 apples to her
friend. How many apples did she

1 2

Randy has 19 stamps. He gives 16 Josh has 8 cars. Rusty has 4 cars
stamps to his brother. How many more than him. How many cars
stamps does he have now? does Rusty have?

3 4
James has 13 toy boats. Aaron 8 ducks are swimming in a lake. 4
has 6 toy boats. How many fewer more ducks join them. How many
toy boats does Aaron have than ducks are swimming in the lake
James? now?

5 6

Michael had 14 pieces of cake. He Penny had some pens. She kept 3
ate 3 pieces of cake. How many pens for herself and gave the
pieces were left? remaining 8 pens to her friends.
How many pens did she have in
the beginning?

7 8
Mrs. Rojas needs 9 eggs to bake 6 Danny has 6 books. Drew has 3
cakes. She has only 4 eggs. How books. How many books do they
many more eggs does she need to have altogether?
bake the cakes?

9 10

There are 8 pink gold balls and 7 Leslie has 8 pieces of candy. Her
white balls on the golf course. How mother gives her 4 more pieces.
many golf balls are there How many pieces of candy does
altogether? Leslie have now?

11 12
Tony has 7 marbles. Katie has 4 Joe gave 7 stamps to David. He
marbles more than him. How many has 8 stamps left. How many
marbles does Katie have? stamps did Joe have in the
beginning?

13 14

Brad has 6 stickers. Mike has 7 Kendra has 2 dolls. Sarah has 3
stickers more than him. How many dolls more than her. How many
stickers does Mike have? dolls does Sarah have? How many
dolls do they have altogether?

15 16
Dad gives Tommy 7 pens. Dad gives Emily has 4 more cakes than Kevin.
Dominic 4 pens. How many pens If Emily has 9 cakes, how many
does Dad give to the two boys? cakes does Kevin have?
How many more pens does Tommy
have than Dominic?

17 18

## At the market, Mr. Kemmer sold 8

baskets of oranges on Monday, 6 David has 8 fewer stamps than
baskets of oranges on Tuesday, Alison. If Alison has 19 stamps,
and 4 baskets of oranges on how many stamps does David
Wednesday. How many baskets of have?
oranges did Mr. Kemmer sell
altogether?
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I can use…

## Mary has 14 stickers. She buys

another 6 stickers. How many
stickers does she have now?

1
I can use…

## Mrs. Beck bought some apples. Her family ate 5

apples. She gave the remaining 4 apples to her
friend. How many apples did she buy in the
beginning?

2
I can use…

## Randy has 19 stamps. He gives 16

stamps to his brother. How many
stamps does he have now?

3
I can use…

## Josh has 8 cars. Rusty has 4 cars

more than him. How many cars
does Rusty have?

4
I can use…

## James has 13 toy boats. Aaron has

6 toy boats. How many fewer toy
boats does Aaron have than
James?

5
I can use…

## 8 ducks are swimming in a lake. 4

more ducks join them. How many
ducks are swimming in the lake now?

6
I can use…

## Michael had 14 pieces of cake. He ate

3 pieces of cake. How many pieces
were left?

7
I can use…

## Penny had some pens. She kept 3

pens for herself and gave the
remaining 8 pens to her friends.
How many pens did she have in the
beginning?
8
I can use…

## Mrs. Rojas needs 9 eggs to bake 6

cakes. She has only 4 eggs. How
many more eggs does she need to
bake the cakes?

9
I can use…

## Danny has 6 books. Drew has 3

books. How many books do they
have altogether?

10
I can use…

## There are 8 pink gold balls and 7

white balls on the golf course. How
many golf balls are there altogether?

11
I can use…

## Leslie has 8 pieces of candy. Her

mother gives her 4 more pieces.
How many pieces of candy does
Leslie have now?

12
I can use…

## Tony has 7 marbles. Katie has 4

marbles more than him. How many
marbles does Katie have?

13
I can use…

## Joe gave 7 stamps to David. He has

8 stamps left. How many stamps did
Joe have in the beginning?

14
I can use…

## Brad has 6 stickers. Mike has 7

stickers more than him. How many
stickers does Mike have?

15
I can use…

## Kendra has 2 dolls. Sarah has 3 dolls

more than her. How many dolls does
Sarah have? How many dolls do
they have altogether?

16
I can use…

Dominic 4 pens. How many pens
does Dad give to the two boys? How
many more pens does Tommy have
than Dominic?

17
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## Emily has 4 more cakes than Kevin.

If Emily has 9 cakes, how many
cakes does Kevin have?

18
I can use…

## David has 8 fewer stamps than

Alison. If Alison has 19 stamps, how
many stamps does David have?

20
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