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Addition & Subtraction Word Problem Puzzles

Type: Puzzles

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Addition & Subtraction Word Problems to 100


Develop Math Skills with Culturally Relevant Word Problems

Immerse your students in the world of problem-solving with our Word Problems Puzzles – a transformative 3-piece puzzle set crafted to enhance skills in 1 and 2-step addition and subtraction word problems up to 100. Measuring 5.5 x 3.5 inches each, these culturally responsive puzzles engage young learners in dynamic play, fostering mastery of essential math concepts.

Scaffolded 1 & 2-Step Word Problem Activities

In this differentiated math activity, kids match three puzzle pieces – one featuring a word problem, another displaying a model using bar charts, numerical equations, part/part/whole diagrams, etc., and the third revealing the corresponding sum or difference. Reversible for added challenge, the front side tackles problems without regrouping, while the back side introduces word problems requiring regrouping, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

Culturally Relevant Math for Elementary 

What sets these puzzles apart is their cultural relevance. Word problems include culturally relevant names and content, providing an authentic and relatable learning experience. ABSee Me is committed to creating teaching materials that resonate with Black and Brown learners, ensuring each puzzle is a gateway to culturally responsive education.

Key Features:

  • 3-Piece Puzzles: Deepen understanding through hands-on, interactive play.
  • Modeling Equations: Utilize bar charts, numerical equations, and diagrams for a comprehensive approach.
  • Reversible Design: Front side for problems without regrouping, back side for more challenging word problems requiring regrouping for differentiated math activities.
  • Cultural Relevance: Infuse cultural context into word problems for an authentic and engaging learning experience.
  • Aligned with Second Grade Math Standards: Perfect for second grade math activities, mastering word problems up to 100.

Small Group Learning, Second Grade Math Centers, and Intervention Math Activities

Our 3-piece math puzzles seamlessly integrate into various teaching strategies, whether fostering collaborative learning in small groups, setting up dynamic math centers, or serving as effective intervention tools. These puzzles captivate learners, making abstract concepts tangible and relatable.

Part of Our Grade-Level Bundle: The 2nd Grade Set

ABSee Me, a leader in culturally responsive teaching materials for early childhood, proudly includes the Word Problem Puzzles as part of our 2nd Grade Set bundle. Make math an exciting journey for your students by incorporating these puzzles into your classroom or homeschool lessons today!

Elevate your teaching with our 1 & 2-Step Word Problem Puzzles – where math education, cultural relevance, and problem-solving skills converge. 






  • Ages 6+
  • Grade Level: second grade, third grade
  • Includes 12 double-sided puzzles (36 total pieces)
  • Finished Size: 5.5 x 3.5 inches / 14 x 9 centimeters
  • Weight: 14 oz
  • Promotes cognitive, fine motor, social, and language skills
  • Develops addition, subtraction, problem-solving skills
  • Learning Guide included

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