Grade 1 Word Problems(examples, solutions, songs, videos, games, activities)
Examples, solution, videos, and songs to help Grade 1 students learn how to use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
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Common Core for Grade 1
Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Common Core: 1.OA.1 and 1.OA.2
Addition Examples:
Result Unknown
Two bunnies sat on the grass. Three more bunnies hopped there.
How many bunnies are on the grass now?
2 + 3 = ?
Change Unknown
Two bunnies were sitting on the grass. Some more bunnies hopped there. Then there were five bunnies. How many bunnies hopped over to the first?
2 + ? = 5
Start Unknown
Some bunnies were sitting on the grass. Three more bunnies hopped there. Then there were five bunnies. How many bunnies were on the grass before?
? + 3 = 5
Subtraction Examples:
Result Unknown
Five apples were on the table. I ate two apples.
How many apples are on the table now?
5 – 2 = ?
Change Unknown
Five apples were on the table. I ate some apples. Then there were three apples.
How many apples did I eat?
5 – ? = 3
Start Unknown
Some apples were on the table. I ate two apples. Then there were three apples.
How many apples were on the table before?
? – 2 = 3
Word Problems. Addition with pictures (up to sum 20)
Example:
Lily had 5 apples and her aunt gave her 9 apples later. How many apples did Lily have finally?
Subtraction by counting back - word problems with pictures
Example:
There are 5 books on the desk. Betty took 2 away. How many books are left on the desk?
Word problems - subtraction with pictures - cross out - 1 digit
Example:
There are 9 cars in the shop and 8 of them are sold. How many cars are left?
Word problems - Subtraction with pictures - cross out (numbers to 20)
Example:
Mary had 11 toys and she gave 5 of them to Emma. How many toys did Mary have finally?
Word problems - adding multiple one-digit numbers
Example:
A furniture store sold 6 tables, 2 bookcases and 1 bed. How many pieces of furniture did the store sell in all?
Addition word problems that add up multiple values to sums less than or equal to ten.
Example:
Laurem gave Troy two yellow pencils, three blue pencils and one green pencil. How many pencils did Lauren give him in all?
Ms. Ellis gave Lauren and Troy some cookies. Lauren ate two sugar and two chocolate chip cookies. Troy ate three oatmeal raisin and two sugar cookies. How many cookies did they eat in all?
Subtraction Strategies
This video gives suggestions for solving subtraction story problems using a math mountain, equation, and circle drawing.
Example:
I have 8 peanuts. Then I eat 5 of them. How many peanuts are left?
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