Addition Word Problems
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 1 Operations - OA.2
Power Tips for Solving Addition Word Problems - Numbers can be daunting. It's one thing to solve a 2-digit sum and another thing to solve a word problem because they are tricky. Wordiness, mixed with anxiety, makes you fearful in a matter of seconds. But, addition happens in life all the time; therefore it is imperative to get a grasp over these word problems. Here are some easy ways to understand and quickly solve addition word problems. Read the problem thoroughly Read the problem over and over many times slowly until you have a clear idea of what the question is about. To solve the question and extract the numbers, understanding the problem is essential. Once you know, start working on it. Extract the numbers Try to extract the numbers from the lines and write them down on a piece of paper. Once you have the numbers, you can quickly solve the problem. Use illustrations To add the numbers, draw small lines or dots on a piece of paper beside the sum. Now you can easily add the numbers and get your answer. These word problem worksheets focus on problems that include an additional value within it.
- Using Pictures To Help Step-by-step
Lesson- A very simple word problem that is supported with pictures.
- Blankets, Jars, and Language Class
Guided Lesson - Three different word problems, all with the
help of pictures.
- Counting Guided Lesson Explanation
- The explanations all involve the help of counting methods.
- 10 Practice Word Problems
- All problems are in sum form, but they all have a unique twist.
- Matching Word Problems and Answers - This is a very unique way of doing this type of problem.
This series was created to become progressively more difficult. They are all themed with fun topics and engaging for students.
- Basketball - Example problem: Davis scored 3 points in the first game and 10 points in the second game. How many points did Davis score over both games?
- Ned the Plumber More or Less - Example problem: Ned has a busy day ahead of him. He just finished fixing the pipes in 4 apartments this morning. He has 7 more apartments to work on this afternoon. How many apartments will Ned visit today?
- Just Ducky - Example problem: Momma Duck travels across the pond with 8 of her ducklings. When they reach the end of the pond, she finds 6 more of her ducklings. How many ducklings does Momma Duck have with her now?
- Problems with Pears - Example problem: Michael dropped all the pears he was carrying, and they rolled into different rooms. He found 6 pears in the kitchen, 4 in the living bathroom, and 8 rolled into the bedroom. How many pears was Michael holding before he dropped them?
These will lead students to understanding the point of word problems quicker.
- Picture Addition - Guided Lesson 1 - Look at the number of candies in the problems and then write an equation to display what is occuring.
- Equation for the Picture Guided Lesson 2 - What was my obsession with pens that day?
- Picture Addition - Step-by-step - Look at the number of pencils in the problem below and write the addition equation that it shows below it.
- Picture Addition Guided - Each pair in this set represents a pair of pencils. How many are in each pair?
I created this section as a primer section for word problems.
- Cube Sum Visual Problems - Why this is here will make sense as you progress through this section.
- Picture Addition- Help the circles make sense. Which sum fits?
- Matching Addition Equations - Which picture matches which equation?
- Subtraction Mixed Box Practice- More skills practice for you.
- Visual Addition Word Problems - Use the pictures to tiptoe your way through this one.
A Sample Addition Word Problem Solution
Problem: Penelope Pug loves to eat bones. On Monday she ate 3 bones. On Tuesday she ate 6 bones. She ate 4 bones on Wednesday. How many bones did Penelope Pug eat in total from Monday to Wednesday?
Solution: When you are solving word problems in general, you should be looking to locate keywords than will indicate what types of math operations we will need to use. When we see the words "in total" it tells us that we need to find a sum. In this case, we need to find the sum of all the bones that Penelope has eaten over Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. So, we can write an addition problem that shows the number of bones eaten each day.
Monday (3) + Tuesday (6) + Wednesday (4) = total number of bones eaten.
We then just work with the numbers to form an equation to solve:
3 + 6 + 4 = total | (3 + 6 = 9)
9 + 4 = total
13 = total
In a complete sentence: Penelope Pug ate 13 bones in total from Monday to Wednesday.