Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 1 - 1.OA.2 and 1.OA.3
Steps to Take When Solving Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Word problems can scare away the kids because they seem very complicated for young minds. Many kids struggle to solve these problems and look for shortcuts to find the answer. These shortcuts might help the kids, but these do not work in all addition and subtractions word problems.
Here is a five-step guide to help the kids overcome the fear of solving word problems.
Step 1: Read - Before starting a solution to a word problem, reading it is the most important step. Begin with reading the problem slowly and carefully. Read it more than once for maximum understanding.
Step 2: Underline - After you have understood the words, start underlining the important facts in the problem. It will help you focus on the important numbers in the problem.
Step 3: Draw - Visualization is the next step in solving the word problem. Draw a picture of the problem, and it will help you understand the problem better.
Step 4: Write a Sentence - Use the drawing and the underlined information to write a number sentence.
Step 5: Solve - Read the sentence and solve it! These five steps can help you solve even the most complicated addition or subtraction word problem with ease!
In this worksheet set students are introduced to the concept of word problems and how to spot and perform addition and subtraction within word problems.
- Reading Word Problems Step-by-step
Lesson- This lesson looks like it requires great deal of reading
but it's just a large number of unneeded details to test reader
- Addition Subtraction Word Problems
Practice 5 Pack- A nice quick pack of problems to work with
to go over this skill.
- Penguins, Horses, and Pucks Guided
Lesson - We walk you through three unique problems, each with
their own story to follow.
- Guided Lesson Explanation
- I used visual subtraction to make it a bit easier for students
- Practice Worksheet - We give you
10 problems to work out. Complete all the problems. Make sure to draw pictures to help you solve the
- Matching Problems to Answers Worksheet - Match the sentences to the outcome of the word problems.
- Chicken Exercise - We work through this problem in this exercise: Matt has two poultry sheds. He gives the hens a safe place to live and plenty of food. He currently has 7 hens in the first shed. He plans to move 5 of those hens to his second shed. How many hens will be left in the 1st shed when 5 hens leave?
- Find the Exact Image - Students will match a visual diagram to sum problem.
- Juice Box Adding - This is a step by step walk through of the problem: Tom and Bruce are friends. They went on a picnic. Tom brought 3 juice packs. Bruce brought 2 juice packs. How many juice packs did they bring all together?
- Pizza Addition - The age-old question: Who has more pizza? Got to love friends that will share lots of pizza with you.
- Sandwich Subtraction - Denise eats some sandwiches. How many are left behind?
These are great for children who are having a hard time grasping the concepts.
I went in a lot of different directions with these to help teachers and students see different angles.