# 27/03/2020 Maths: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

Happy Friday Year Two! I Hope you’ve all had a great week and have been practising your word problems. Today we are going to be solving both addition AND subtraction word problems. Remember the strategies we have learnt in class to help you solve them!

Let’s solve this word problem together: We know we must have to ADD the two numbers together because the problem is asking us how many we have in TOTAL.

Steps to solve an addition word problem:

• Step 1: Write the number sentence and circle the operation
• Step 2: Write your Tens (T’s) and Ones (O’s) above the numbers.
• Step 3: Draw your dienes to partition the numbers into tens (long sticks) and ones (dots).

Let’s solve another one together:

Steps to solve a subtraction word problem:

• Step 1: Write the number sentence
• Step 2: Circle the operation (the – symbol)
• Step 3: Draw your numberline using a ruler
• Step 4: Put your biggest number at the END of your numberline.
• Step 5: Partition the smaller number into tens (T’s) and ones (O’s)
• Step 6: Draw your big ‘ten’ jumps on the numberline counting backwards in 10s.
• Step 7: Draw your little ‘one’ jumps on your numberline counting backwards in 1’s.
• Step 8: Circle the number you end on to find the answer.

Challenge: Create your own subtraction and addition word problems using different strategies to solve them!

## 2 thoughts on “27/03/2020 Maths: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems”

1. fdemain says:

WWW – I am good at addition and subraction. I got my answers right.
EBI – They were harder.

Matilda Demain (Owl)

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1. (Owl Class) Ms Faucher says:

Yes they were. I hope that you do as well with this week’s work.

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