Addition Word Problems Worksheets

How to Spot Addition in Math Word Problems - Do you think that the toughest part of mathematics is word problems? And does that scare you? Surely every time you are faced with word problems, you fear that you will do something wrong, and you become nervous. Well, it's okay, and we understand that word problems are, for sure, very tricky. We understand that word problems are difficult. And we also know that there is something more complicated than just hearing word problems, that is solving them. Taking out the English words from the word problems and translating them to mathematics is itself a very tough task. Once you read the word problems, it seems fine, but when you are set to solve it, it seems near to impossible. But here is something that you need to know, for being the best at solving word problems, you need loads and loads of practice. But to make this easy for you, there are a few steps that can help you. The first step is to read the problem thoroughly; make sure that you don't start solving until you have read the whole problem. Next, figure out what things are given and what you need to find. Thirdly, figure out what operation from addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division need to be applied in solving the word problem. Here are a few words that can help you figure out that the operation in the word problem is addition: increased by, more than, combined, together, total of, sum, plus, added to, comparatives such as greater than.

  • Basic Lesson

    Simple single digit addition word problems. Also includes practice problems. Example: Jamie has 3 apples and Mark has 2 apples. How many apples do they have combined?

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  • Intermediate Lesson

    Offers a mix of single and double digit word problems. Example: It snowed 3 days in November and 10 days in December? How many snow days total in November and December?

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  • Independent Practice 1

    Features 12 addition word problems. The answers can be found below. Example: Amy likes 4 flavors of ice cream and Melanie likes 6 different flavors of ice cream. How many flavors do they like in all?

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  • Independent Practice 2

    Offers 12 addition word problems. The answers can be found below. Example: Neil kicked the soccer ball 7 times during the game and Robert kicked it 6 times during the game. How many times did they kick the ball?

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  • Homework Worksheet

    Has 7 addition word problems. A complete example is provided. Example: There are 8 pieces of sausage pizza and 3 pieces of cheese pizza left. How many pieces of pizza are left?

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  • Addition Word Problems Quiz

    10 addition word problems. A math scoring matrix is included. Example: The coach blew the whistle 12 times in the first half of the game and 6 times in the last half. How many times did the whistle blow?

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  • Answer Keys 1

    Answers for the homework and quiz.

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  • Answer Keys 2

    Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

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What's Binary?

Addition is binary, you can only add 2 numbers at a time and the largest 2 digits you can use are 9+9, which equals 18. There is never a need to add any 2 numbers that add up to more than 18. You can do more, but will never have to.