Addition and Subtraction Word Problems I

These real-life word problems test whether children know when to add and when to subtract. Some difficult vocabulary words, such as "altogether," may need to be explained.

This worksheet includes several FutureFit Extension Activities that highlight 21st Century skills like critical thinking, service mentality, and creativity. These FutureFit Extension Activities are designed to reinforce the concepts included in the worksheet activity while integrating real-world skills. They can be used as in-class independent practice or group activities, or assigned for take-home or independent work.


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(10-15 minutes, “Word Problems Video Sorting Mat and Clues” printable, scissors, glue, Smart Board and Internet):
Give each student a copy of the “Word Problems Video Sorting Mat and Clues,” and ask them to cut apart the clues. Show the video “Word Problems: Finding and Using Clues Video.” As students watch, have them sort the word problem clues into the appropriate square on the sorting mat. You may need to show the video a second time if students didn’t catch the clues the first time. Go over the correct answers with the class. The students can glue the correct clues on to the mat for future reference.


(5-10 minutes):
Using the completed sorting mat from the activity above, ask students to work in pairs to write a word problem from each of the categories (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).

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