When we are confronted with word problems one of our first priorities is to identify which math operations we will need to use. You can identify that the addition operation is necessary in a word problem by looking for a wide variety of keywords. Obviously when we see the words: in addition to, sum of, and plus we understand that we will need to use the addition operation. There are many other keywords that can indicate this to us including: gain, total of, increased by, raise, more, and increase of. After you find these words in a word problem all you need to do is figure our which variables you are looking for the sum of. We have a really nice set of lessons, worksheets, and review worksheets that will walk you through how to solve word problems that include some for of addition.
In these worksheets, your students will solve word problems involving simple addition. Problems involve simple real word scenarios. Students will read each word problem and write the addition equation required to solve it. There are seven worksheets in this set. This set of worksheets contains lessons, step-by-step solutions to sample problems, and both simple and more complex problems. Students may require extra paper on which to do their calculations. Most worksheets contain between eight and ten problems. When finished with this set of worksheets, students will be able to solve word problems that involve additions. These worksheets explain how to write addition equations to solve simple word problems. Sample problems are solved and practice problems are provided.