Addition & Subtraction Word Problems
More Math Word Problems
Some examples of addition and subtraction word problems. The videos will illustrate how to use the block diagrams (Singapore Math) method to solve word problems. Go to Math Word Problems
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How to solve addition and subtraction two-step word problems?
Singapore Math - Addition and Subtraction with Two Steps
This video shows how to use Thinking Blocks to model and solve an addition or subtraction word problem involving two changes
Example: Danny has 40 Star Fleet cards. He lost 17 cards at the park. He bought 13 cards at the store. How many cards did Danny have then?
Singapore Math - Addition and Subtraction with Two Parts
This video shows how to use Thinking Blocks to model and solve a part whole addition word problem involving two parts. Part-Whole Model with two parts - Finding the whole.
Example: Dylan paid $5 for a book. He had $19 left. How much money did Dylan have at first?
Singapore Math - Addition and Subtraction with Three Parts
This video shows how to use Thinking Blocks to model and solve a part whole addition word problem involving three parts.
Example: Sam is reading a book. He read 9 pages yesterday and 5 pages today. If he reads 12 more pages, he will finish the book. How many pages are in Sam's book?
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