This learning activity is a great introduction for problem-solving using addition and subtraction to solve word problems within 20.

The video uses relatable objects, a friendly robot guide, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. It includes the use of addition and subtraction strategies like counting on and how much more.

The video is engaging and offers 4 methods for adding and subtracting in a word problem. Students have the ability to add to or take from, and compare quantities to solve word problems within 20 like fewer or more than.

Students will follow along with the video using small concrete objects and illustrations to represent the word problems from the video.

*This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.*