In these worksheets, students will learn to write addition equations to solve simple word problems.

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.

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Sum Based Word Problems Worksheets

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Addition Word Problems Lesson

Mark had 300 stamps. His friend gave him 250 more stamps. What is the total number of stamps Mark has now?


A company has 1,200 old employees and 600 new employees. What is total number of employees in the company?


A shopping mall has 15 cars parked outside of it. If 5 more cars came for the parking. What is the total number of cars that are parked outside the shopping mall?


In a school there are 20 teachers and 150 students. What is the total number of people at the school?

Review and Practice

Dave has 200 flowers and his friend has 150 flowers. What is the total number of flowers?

Sum Based Word Problems Quiz

In a party, 40 guests arrived on time and 50 guests arrived late. Find the total number of guests that arrived at the party.

Skills Check

In a computer, there are 20 folders in one drive and 15 in the other. Find the total number of folders present in both the drives.