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Additive Compare Word Problems and Tape Diagrams

Free math video lessons with examples and worked solutions to help Grade 4 students learn how to solve additive compare word problems modeled with tape diagrams.


Common Core Standards: 4.OA.3, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.1, 4.NBT.2

New York State Common Core Math Module 1, Grade 4, Lesson 17

NYS Math Module 1 Grade 4 Lesson 17 Problem Set

Directions: Model each problem using a tape diagram. Solve using numbers and words.
1. Sean’s school raised $32,587. Leslie’s school raised $18,749. How much more money did Sean’s school raise?

2. At a parade, 97,853 people sat in bleachers and 388,547 people stood along the street. How many fewer people were in the bleachers than standing on the street?
4. A copper wire was 240 m long. After 60 m was cut off, it was double the length of a steel wire. How much longer was the copper wire than the steel wire at first?

NYS Math Module 1 Grade 4 Lesson 17 Homework 1. Gavin has 1,094 toy building blocks. Avery has only 816 toy building blocks. How many more building blocks does Gavin have? 2. Container A and B hold 11,875 L of water altogether. Container B holds 2,391 L more than container A holds. How much water does Container A hold? 3. A piece of yellow yarn was 230 inches long. After 90 inches had been cut from it, the piece of yellow yarn was twice as long as a piece of blue yarn. How much longer than the blue yarn was the yellow yarn at first?

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