# ALEX Learning Activity

## Introducing Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

This learning activity provided by:
 Author: Arlinda Davis System: Birmingham City School: Birmingham City Board Of Education
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 2545 Title: Introducing Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Digital Tool/Resource: Addition Subtraction Under 20 - 1st Grade Math Videos for Kids Web Address – URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDP0mbsVX9A Overview: 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.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2015 (2016) Grade: 1 1 ) Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. (See Appendix A, Table 1.) [1-OA1]
Learning Objectives:

The students will be able to:
- use a variety of representations to solve word problems.
- justify and explain answers using concrete objects and drawings.

Strategies, Preparations and Variations