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Printable Addition Word Problem Worksheets:
Addition Word Problems
Addition/Subtraction Word Problems
Addition Word Problems
Missing Addend Word Problems

Addition Word Problem Worksheets

Using tape diagrams, also known as bar models, can be a helpful visual tool for solving addition word problems. Tape diagrams help students represent quantities and relationships between them.

How to solve addition word problems using tape diagrams:

  1. Read the Word Problem
    Carefully read the word problem to understand the scenario and identify the key information.
    Step 2: Identify the Unknown
    Determine what the problem is asking you to find. This is usually the total or the combined value.
    Step 3: Draw the Tape Diagram
    Draw a rectangular tape diagram to represent the quantities involved in the problem. Each part of the tape represents a different quantity or group.
    Step 4: Label the Parts
    Label each part of the tape diagram with the quantities or numbers mentioned in the problem. Use labels or numbers to indicate the values.
    Step 5: Add the Parts
    Combine the parts of the tape diagram by adding the values together. The total is represented by the combined length of the entire tape.

Tape diagrams are a powerful visual tool that supports students in understanding and solving word problems by breaking down information into visual representations.

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Addition Word Problem worksheet for second 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
Addition Word Problem Worksheet #3
Addition Word Problem Worksheet #4

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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