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Free Spring Math Word Problems For Kindergarten

If you are looking for a fun spring math to add to your resources, you will love these kindergarten word problems with springtime themes. Kindergarten math word problems can be tricky for kids, but are so important. These kindergarten story problems have not only a math problem and a cute picture to draw their interest, but helpful help for solving the problem too. Simply print the Kindergarten problem solving worksheets and you are ready to play and learn this March, April, and May.

If you are looking for a fun spring math to add to your resources, you will love these kindergarten word problems with springtime themes. Kindergarten math word problems can be tricky for kids, but are so important. These kindergarten story problems have not only a math problem and a cute picture to draw their interest, but helpful help for solving the problem too. Simply print the Kindergarten problem solving worksheets and you are ready to play and learn this March, April, and May. 

Kindergarten word problems

Practice addition and subtraction with these fun spring math word problems. Our free printable pack is perfect for Kindergarten students. It’s a great way to practice skills and have some fun at the same time. Click through to snag your copy today!

It can be tough to teach word problems, especially to young students who are just starting to learn how to read. There are so many skills that are needed.

  • They must read the text.
  • Find the information in the text to answer the problem
  • Do the math correctly.

That is quite the task for beginners.

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Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >>_____<<. The spring math worksheets pdf file will open in a new window for you to save your freebie. Now print off the pages you’d like to use.

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Kindergarten math word problems

You may be asking yourself, should we even tackle this at the kindergarten level? Might it be better to wait?

Is it easy? Absolutely not at first. However, children can learn how to do this if we take small steps with lots of practice.

Take time to consider this. We don’t want students to simply memorize math facts as that doesn’t lead to a good understanding of numbers. Our goal is to help each student understand math concepts first. Then develop math fluency. Word problems allow children to explore how numbers work and to see them in action.

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Benefits of Math Word Problems

Giving Kindergarten students the chance to learn how to do math word problems packs loads of learning into one activity. It helps

  • Develop logical thinking and mathematical reasoning.
  • Provides students with the chance to try mathematical thinking in a hands-on way.
  • Gives students a different way to practice specific operations such as addition and subtraction.
  • Keeps math fun and relevant, especially if they can apply it to their own lives.

Free Printable Math Word Problem Worksheets

Our printable set of kindergarten math word problems will help your students practice addition and subtraction to 10. These worksheets teach children to break down a math word problem into simple steps.

Each sheet has a couple of sentences that describes a problem that needs to be solved using a mathematical calculation. The information they need to solve the problem is given in text rather than numbers.

Our Kinders are concrete thinkers, so the worksheets use manipulatives to act out the story. This allows them to see and physically experience the word problems.

They can write out the number sentence to solve the problem as they participate in the story. Finally, the number line is included to help children do the math problem.

The worksheets have a spring theme, so they are great for this time of year. However, they are pretty generic and could be used at other times of the year. They are effortless to prepare. Just print and go!

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Kindergarten math problems

You need to do some group work with the children before using these worksheets. The idea is to get them used to the concept and the language. The easiest way to do this is to use everyday examples with your students.

  • I have 4 green crayons and 3 yellow crayons. How many crayons do I have altogether?
  • I collected 4 pairs of scissors in this box. Here are 6 more pairs of scissors to go in the box. How many scissors are in the box altogether?
  • There are 8 blocks in this bag, and I will hand out 4 blocks. How many blocks will I have left in the bag?
  • We have 7 balls to play with today. 6 of the balls are green, and the rest are yellow. How many are yellow?

Once your students have had plenty of practice with you, it’s time to move on to the worksheets.

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Kindergarten story problems

There are six main steps

  1. Read the problem and talk about the story.
  2. Circle all the numbers and highlight the math words.
  3. Cut out the manipulatives at the bottom of the page.
  4. Use manipulatives to act out the story.
  5. Write the number sentence at the same time.
  6. Do the math problem.

kindergarten problem solving worksheets

Draw the children’s attention to the vocabulary as you start to do word problems. Students need to learn how to spot the word clues that tell them how to calculate the answer. In this set of worksheets, we use the following terms.

  • Together
  • More
  • Left
  • The rest

Once the scenario has been completed, students can glue the correct number of manipulatives in place and fill out the number sentence as they do. A number line is provided to help them find the answer to the equation.

There are five worksheets in the free file. The first four are different types of word problems, and the last one is blank so that children can make up their own problems. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a class book of problems?

Practice addition and subtraction with these fun spring-themed math word problems. Our free printable pack is perfect for kindergarten students. It's a great way to practice skills and enjoy a seasonal activity! Click through to snag your copy today!

Math problem solving for kindergarten

Our worksheets feature a spring theme with butterflies and flowers. Students cut out the manipulatives at the bottom of the page. Then use these to act out the scenario and solve the problem.

  1. The first sheet is an “Add on” problem featuring Julie and some butterflies. Children cut out butterflies, “fly” one butterfly onto the picture, add six more, and count the total.
  2. The second sheet is an addition “Put Together” problem. This is probably the most straightforward sheet. Children cut out the plants and “plant,” two for Tom and three for James. They then count the total.
  3. The third worksheet is a subtraction “Take From” Problem. Students cut out 8 fireflies and put them in the jar. Then they fly 5 out of the jar and count how many remain.
  4. The fourth worksheet is a subtraction “Take Apart” problem and is probably the hardest one to do. It starts with a total and then divides the total into groups. As before, there is a space to act out the scenario. Direct students to cut out 6 flowers, color 4 orange, and the remaining flowers yellow. Then count the yellow flowers.

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Kindergarten problem solving worksheets

The wonderful thing about these math problems is that kids practice their math abilities while also testing their reading and comprehension skills.

Another advantage of these word problem worksheets is that you can quickly spot how students found the answer. It’s simple to spot a mistake and move on from there.

Be aware that there may be multiple ways to solve math word problems. Congratulate children who find other ways to find the answer. Give them the chance to show what they did to the class.

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They would be great for individual or group work. These questions could also be used as math warm-ups or as part of a center activity. Send them home as extra practice or have children pair up to work on them together.

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Spring Science

These science projects and spring science experiments are perfect for indoor or outdoor!

Kids will love learning about the life cycle of a plant with this free Plant Life Cycles reader.  Children will love learning about how plants grow from tiny seeds, into plants, and big trees while reading through this emergent reader. This life cycle of a plant printable book is a great introduction to plant science for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. Simply print pdf file with life cycle of a plant printable and you are ready to play and learn about plant life cycle for kids. free printable flower parts flip book life cycle of a butterfly printables 2 You've probably tried the classic volcano experiment. But have you tried a ketchup volcano? This easy volcano experiment is super simple to make and makes a super cool, red erruption that will delight kids of all ages! Try this simple volcano experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too.

Spring Science Worksheets

These free science printables are a grea way to learn about the parts of a plant, plant life cycles, animal life cycles, to take along as zoo field trip worksheets, and more!

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Your kids are going to want to try these fun springtime craft projects.

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Spring Activities for Kids

Practice addition and subtraction with some spring themed math word problems. Our free printable pack is perfect for kindergarten students.

Spring math for kindergarten

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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