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Solve Addition and Subtraction Problems (1)

In this worksheet, students answer wordy questions.

'Solve Addition and Subtraction Problems (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:  Solve Add/Subtract Problems to 20

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you will be asked some wordy problems and must use maths to work out the answers*.

 

Example

There are 8 children on a bus.

Three get off.

How many are left?

 

Answer

This is a subtraction or take away.

8 - 3 = 5

Five children are left.

 

*NOTE: please ONLY write the final answer.

There are 12 people on a bus.

Five get off. 

How many people are left?

Andrew has 4 apples.

David has 2 apples.

Liz has 3 apples.

 

How many apples do they have altogether?

Jack has 20 peas on his plate.

He eats half of them.

 

How many are left?

Goldilocks and the three bears shared 16 sweets equally between them.

 

How many sweets did they each get?

Cinderella spends half an hour cleaning pots and pans.

How many minutes is this?

Jack walks two miles and then runs twice this distance.

How many miles has he gone altogether?

Emma buys 3 boxes of eggs.

There are 6 eggs in each box.

 

How many eggs does she buy in total?

Anne plants 4 rows of lettuces.

There are 10 lettuces in each row.

 

How many lettuces does she plant altogether?

Jack has 20p in one pocket and 50p in another pocket.

How much does he have altogether?

Jack has 70p.

Apples cost 30p each.

 

How many apples can he buy?

  • Question 1

There are 12 people on a bus.

Five get off. 

How many people are left?

CORRECT ANSWER
7
EDDIE SAYS
12 - 5 = 7
  • Question 2

Andrew has 4 apples.

David has 2 apples.

Liz has 3 apples.

 

How many apples do they have altogether?

CORRECT ANSWER
9
EDDIE SAYS
4 + 2 + 3 = 9
  • Question 3

Jack has 20 peas on his plate.

He eats half of them.

 

How many are left?

CORRECT ANSWER
10
EDDIE SAYS
20 ÷ 2 = 10
  • Question 4

Goldilocks and the three bears shared 16 sweets equally between them.

 

How many sweets did they each get?

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
4 people 16 ÷ 4 = 4
  • Question 5

Cinderella spends half an hour cleaning pots and pans.

How many minutes is this?

CORRECT ANSWER
30
EDDIE SAYS
60 minutes in one hour.
  • Question 6

Jack walks two miles and then runs twice this distance.

How many miles has he gone altogether?

CORRECT ANSWER
6
EDDIE SAYS
2 + 4 = 6
  • Question 7

Emma buys 3 boxes of eggs.

There are 6 eggs in each box.

 

How many eggs does she buy in total?

CORRECT ANSWER
18
EDDIE SAYS
3 boxes 3 x 6 = 18
  • Question 8

Anne plants 4 rows of lettuces.

There are 10 lettuces in each row.

 

How many lettuces does she plant altogether?

CORRECT ANSWER
40
EDDIE SAYS
4 x 10 = 40
  • Question 9

Jack has 20p in one pocket and 50p in another pocket.

How much does he have altogether?

CORRECT ANSWER
70p
EDDIE SAYS
20p + 50p = 70p
  • Question 10

Jack has 70p.

Apples cost 30p each.

 

How many apples can he buy?

CORRECT ANSWER
2
EDDIE SAYS
Two apples cost 60p. Three apples cost 90p.
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