The Creation Story
Word Problems
Join: Result Unknown
___ butterflies fluttered into a meadow. Then ___ more butterflies
fluttered into the meadow.
How many butterflies fluttered into the meadow?
(5, 4) (13, 14) (32, 27)
Separate: Result Unknown
There were ___ birds on a tree. ___ of the birds flew away. How
many birds stayed on the tree?
(9, 3) (27, 8) (32, 27)
Part Part Whole: Whole Unknown
There were ___ mud turtles and ___ paint turtles sitting on the
log?
How many turtles were sitting on the log?
(8, 4) (14, 13) (29, 31)
Compare: Difference Unknown
The man had ___ arrows with red feathers and ___ arrows with yellow
feathers.
How many more arrows had red feathers than yellow feathers?
(8, 4) (19, 14) (31, 22)
Multiplication
The woman had ___ birch bark baskets. In each basket she stored
___ pieces of dried meat.
How many pieces of dried meat did she store?
(4, 5) (11, 10) (5, 25)
Measurement Division
The woman gave ___ berries to her children.
Each child got ___ berries. How many children does the woman have?
(10, 2) (18, 3) (32, 8)
Partitive Division
The man prepared ___ pieces of dried venison to give to his ___
relatives.
Each relative got the same amount. How many pieces of venison did
each relative get?
(9, 3) (15, 3) (28, 7)
Join: Change Unknown
The woman made ___ pieces of frybread for a family feast. After
the feast, there were ___ uneaten pieces of frybread. How many pieces
of frybread were eaten during the feast?
(10, 21) (26, 52) (49, 77)
Separate: Change Unknown
The woman sewed ___ beads onto her husband's moccasin. In the night,
a pack rat chewed off some of the beads so that there were only
___ beads left on the moccasin. How many beads did the pack rat
carry
away to its nest? (10, 6) (26, 14) (32, 19)
Part Part Whole: Part Unknown
The man sang ___ songs to his wife. ___ of the songs were serious.
The rest were silly.
How many silly songs did he sing?
(12, 8) (24, 6) (35, 26)
Compare: Quantity Unknown
Red and yellow beads are in a basket. There are ___ red beads. There
are ___ more yellow beads than red beads. How many yellow beads
are in the basket?
(3, 8) (12, 22) (24, 28)
TwoStep Problem
The woman gave ___ pieces of frybread to each of her ___ children
and ___ pieces of frybread to her mother. How many pieces of frybread
did the woman give away?
(2, 2, 4) (3, 5, 6) (4, 7, 10)
