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Printable Addition/Subtraction Word Problem Worksheets for 1st Grade:
Subtraction Word Problems

Addition Word Problems
Addition/Subtraction Word Problems

Missing Addend Word Problems

Addition Word Problem Worksheets

Solving addition word problems in grade 1 involves several steps to help students understand the problem, identify the relevant information, and perform the addition operation.

  1. Read the Problem Aloud:
    Start by reading the word problem aloud to the students. Encourage them to listen carefully and focus on understanding the scenario.
  2. Identify Key Information:
    Ask students to identify the key information in the problem. What are the numbers, objects, or quantities mentioned? What operation is involved (addition)?
  3. Use Visuals:
    If possible, provide visual aids or drawings that represent the information in the word problem. This helps students visualize the situation.
  4. Understand the Question:
    Ensure that students understand what the problem is asking. Are they being asked to find the total, the difference, or some other information?
  5. Choose an Addition Strategy:
    Discuss different addition strategies suitable for grade 1, such as counting on fingers, using a number line, or drawing pictures to represent the problem.
  6. Write a Number Sentence:
    Help students translate the information into a number sentence or equation. Use symbols such as “+” for addition.
  7. Solve the Problem:
    Encourage students to solve the problem using the chosen addition strategy. Guide them through the steps and support them if needed.
  8. Check the Answer:
    After finding a solution, ask students to check their answer. Does it make sense in the context of the problem? Is it reasonable?

Solving addition word problems in grade 1 involves a combination of reading comprehension, mathematical reasoning, and basic addition skills. By guiding students through these steps and providing ample practice, they can develop a strong foundation in problem-solving and mathematical thinking.

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Addition Word Problem worksheet for first grade

More Addition Word Problem Worksheets

(These worksheets are printable files with answers on the second page.)
Addition Word Problem Worksheet #1
Addition Word Problem Worksheet #2

Solve Addition Word Problems using Tape Diagrams

Addition within 10 (eg. 3 + 5)
Addition within 20 (eg. 6 + 8)

Mixed Single Digit Addition
Missing Addend (sums < 10) (eg. __ + 5 = 7)
Missing Addend Word Problems (eg. 8 + __ = 17)

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