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Grade 1 - Mathematics
3.16 Addition and Subtraction Story Problems

Method:

  • When we add more to something it is addition.
  • When we remove certain things from a whole it is subtraction.

Example:
Addition
There are 3 balls in a basket, 2 more balls are put into it. Find the total number of balls.
The answer is 3 +2 = 5
Answer: 5 balls

Example:
Subtraction
There are 4 balls in a basket, if 2 are taken out, how many are remaining in the basket.
The answer is 4-2 = 2.
Answer: 2 balls


Directions: Answer the following questions. Also write at least ten examples of your own.
Q 1: Jan had 5 dolls. Her mother gave her 2 more. How many does she have in all?
7
8
6
5

Q 2: Sam ate 12 cookies on Monday and 6 on Tuesday. How many cookies did he eat in all?
19
18
17
20

Q 3: Ned has 3 red cars, 4 blue cars, and 2 yellow cars. How many cars does Ned have in all?
9
12
11
10

Q 4: There were 9 dogs at home. I bought 2 more. How many dogs do I have now?
11
10
14
12

Q 5: Ana had 8 dolls. She gave 2 dolls away. How many does she have now?
8
10
2
6

Q 6: 3 kids were playing on the rings. 5 more kids came to play. How many kids were on the playground?
11
7
9
8

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