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Word problem solving and inter-galaxy football combine to offer a great learning exercise for practicing adding and subtracting whole numbers! 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Go through each question step-by-step with youngsters, or have them complete as a homework assignment where their work is demonstrated on a second sheet of paper
  • To further engage learners in the word problems, consider showing a brief clip of a real football or basketball game since the points listed on the worksheet align correctly with the National Football League and National Basketball Association
Classroom Considerations

  • The second sheet includes answers to questions #35-#44, which are not included in this resource
Pros

  • Well-written and organized word problems
  • Answer key included
Cons

  • None
Common Core

Included Materials

  • Answer Key