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.
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.