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Tape diagrams, also known as bar models, are visual representations that can be used to solve comparison word problems. These diagrams help students organize information and visualize the relationships between quantities.

- Read and Understand the Problem:

Identify the key information: numbers, quantities, and relationships.

Understand what the problem is asking you to find. - Draw the Tape Diagram:

Use rectangles to represent the quantities being compared.

Label each rectangle clearly with the quantity it represents.

Align the rectangles to make visual comparisons easier. - Fill in the Known Information:

Write the given numbers inside the appropriate rectangles.

Use question marks for unknown quantities. - Solve for the Unknown:

Break down the problem into smaller, easier steps.

Use addition or subtraction to find the missing information.

Write the answers in the appropriate places on the diagram. - Write the Answer:

Clearly state the answer to the problem using a complete sentence.

Encourage students to draw their own tape diagrams and explain their thinking. Practice with different types of comparison problems to solidify understanding. Tape diagrams provide a visual and concrete way to represent comparison problems, making them easier to understand and solve for students.

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to solve comparison word problems using tape diagrams.

Click on the following worksheet to get a printable pdf document.

Scroll down the page for more **Comparison Word Problem Worksheets**.

(Answers on the second page.)

Comparison Word Problem Worksheet #1 (subtraction)

Comparison Word Problem Worksheet #2 (subtraction)

Comparison Word Problem Worksheet #3 (addition/subtraction)

Comparison Word Problem Worksheet #4 (addition/subtraction)

Comparison Word Problem Worksheet #5 (addition/subtraction)

Comparison Word Problem Worksheet #6 (addition/subtraction)

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