Addition and Subtraction Word Problem Worksheets

How to Approach Addition and Subtraction Word Problems - We all think that math is a tricky subject. It has lots of confusing operations and rules. But there is one thing that all students are most afraid of. Word problems! Word problems are hard in themselves, and the part where it requires the translation of English words into Mathematics is confusing and scary! But don't worry! We will make it as easy as possible for you to understand so that you can get past them easily! The first step that you need to take when settling to do word problems is to read the problem entirely. Make sure that you do not start solving the problem before you have read the word problem through. It will cause more confusion than you are all already in. Now, start writing the things that have been provided in the word problem. And figure out what information has not been given to you in the word problem. Next, you have to look for the operation that has to be used in solving the word problem. In math, there are four basic operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. If you have a word problem that requires addition, take the sum of all the values, and you will have your answer. If you have a word problem that requires for you to use subtraction, then take out the lesser amount from the larger amount, and you will have your answer! It's easy! You can do it!

  • Basic Lesson

    Includes prompting area with mathematical symbols. Great introduction to word problems. Example: The boy had 3 pieces of candy. He ate 1 piece of candy. How many pieces candy did he have left? When the boy eats a candy, he is taking it away (subtraction). So we are looking for the difference between the large and small number. Take the smaller number and subtract it from the larger.

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  • Writing Two Step Equations Quiz

    10 mixed addition and subtraction word problems. Includes a scoring matrix. Example: 6 frogs were swimming in a pond when 2 more joined them. How many frogs were in the pond.

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  • Independent Practice 1

    8 word problems with prompts for an introduction. The answers can be found below. Example: Michael started class with 5 math questions that he had to complete but his teacher asked him to do 2 more. How many math questions did he have to complete?

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  • Independent Practice 2

    8 word problems with prompts for an introduction. The answers can be found below. Example: Lauren had 8 hair ties in her drawer and she put all of them except 3 in her hair. How many hair ties were in her hair?

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  • Homework Worksheet

    Another 4 word problems for you. An example is provided. Example: The tree had 8 leaves on its branches but 7 fell off, how many leaves were on the ground?

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  • Homework and Quiz Answer Key

    Answers for the homework and quiz.

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  • Lesson and Practice Answer Key

    Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

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