This hands-on math center is the perfect way for K-2 students to practice addition and math facts to 18 while learning to recognize how signal words and phrases provide critical cues to solving word problems. Just choose the animal props that allow you to visualize one of the word problems, grab a Ten Frame, and create and solve the problem. Check your answers by using scratch paper to calculate the answer. 96 sequenced story problems range from simple addition and subtraction word problems to more challenging problems that will have children solving for the unknown. Includes 125 fun 3-D figures that bring animal-inspired word problems to life, 96 reproducible word problems, 6 Ten Frames, and Teaching Notes, all in a sturdy storage basket.