# Solve Subtraction Word Problems

In this worksheet, students will use their knowledge of addition, subtraction and number bonds to 20 to fill in the missing elements of the problems.

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Add/Subtract Problems to 20

Popular topics:   Numbers worksheets

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#### Worksheet Overview

This activity is about changing a story into maths.

Look at the ladybirds on this plant.

Count them.

Now look at this picture.

How many are left on the plant?

8 are left on the plant.

We started with 12 and 4 flew away.

In maths, this can be written as:

12 - 4

Now we can see that 12 - 4 = 8

So 8 are left on the plant.

12 - 4 = 8   tells the story of how many ladybirds are left on the plant.

Can you make a maths story out of something you see today?

Maybe a flock of sheep or a basket of vegetables? Anything that you can count in fact!

Good luck!

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