I have created a set of Little Red Riding Hood word problem task cards that are sure to delight even your math phobic kiddos. Word problems are absolutely essential to practice. While it's important to understand math facts and concepts, you need to be able to apply them. This is why most of my task cards are word problems. Using a familiar story with a bit of humor goes a long way to connect mathematics with kids. They will also be practicing reading comprehension with word problems, which is why it might make sense to work in pairs: try a strong reader with a student who is strong in math!
A variation on using two task cards per page is to make them a lift-the-flap tab. Using the outer margin as the flap to glue down, your students can then perform their calculations underneath the flap. I personally prefer the previous method because then you can refer to the problem easily while you work on it instead of flipping back and forth, but use whichever style works best for you!
All of the problems shown above are from the following resource Little Red Riding Hood Word Problem Task Cards for grades 2 & 3: