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January Problem Solving Journal Prompts


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Do you find your students need extra practice with math word problems? These January math word problems are a great way for students to practice math skills they have learned throughout the year. Your students can practice problem solving each day in just a few minutes.

Simply copy the addition and subtraction word problems & have students glue them into their math journals. They can solve each daily word problem underneath using any strategy.

It features 30 daily word problems and numberless word problems for 2nd graders that can be used for math journals and interactive notebooks.

There are four basic types of word problems found inside this resource.  They are:

  • Join (Addition): Result Unkown, Change Unknown, Start Unknown
  • Separate (Subtraction): Result Unknown, Change Unknown, Start Unknown
  • Part Part Whole: Whole Unknown, Part Unknown
  • Compare: Difference Unknown, Bigger Unknown, Smaller Unknown

Each page of problem solving journal prompts is labeled with what skill is being covered and what type of problem it is.

The skills covered in these winter math word problems include:

✅ Addition to 20

✅ Subtraction to 20

✅ Multi-step addition (2 steps)

✅ Multi-step subtraction (2 steps)

✅ Addition with 3 addends

These January math problem solving prompts can be used for:

  • Morning work
  • Early finisher work
  • Math Warm ups
  • Small Groups
  • Sub tub
  • Exit tickets

These easy-to-use math word problems allow you to simply print, cut, and are ready to go!

Use the premade version of these problem solving prompts or use the numberless word problems and choose your own. This allows for EASY DIFFERENTIATION.

Click on the preview to get a closer look at this unit. If you have any questions about this product please let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

What teachers are saying about these winter math word problems:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I use them every month! Love them!” – Makeisha M.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I like adding a problem of the day to my Math centers. I have been looking for something to use that does’t require a bunch of paper! Yea!” – Glenela Rajpaul

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Perfect for our Problem of the Day.  The kids enjoyed working through these and practicing our problem solving.” – Heather A.

Check out my other math word problem resources.

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