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Solve A Mixture of Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

In this worksheet, students will answer word problems using addition and subtraction.

'Solve A Mixture of Addition and Subtraction Word Problems' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:   Add and Subtract to 20

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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

 

Example

There are 18 children on a bus.

3 get off and 2 more get on.

How many are left on the bus?

 

Answer

This uses both subtraction and addition!

18 - 3 + 2 = 15 + 2 = 17

17 children are left on the bus

 

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Don't be put off by all the words, there will be some sort of calculation to do in there somewhere!

 

Learning how to read a question and work out what sort of calculation is needed is a really important skill. So, if you can get to grips with these, you will be a super maths wizard!

 

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