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1st Grade Addition and Subtraction Word Problems up to 20
Welcome to our 1st Grade Addition and Subtraction Word Problems. Here you will find a wide range of mixed addition and subtraction worksheets, which will help your child practice solving a range of addition and subtraction word problems using numbers up to 20.
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1st Grade Addition and Subtraction
Word problems up to 20.
Each sheet consists of a set of 5 or 6 mixed addition and subtraction word problems with numbers up to 20.
There is a space on each sheet for working out, using whichever method is preferred.
There are also UK versions of some of the worksheets which use pounds (£) instead of dollars($).
Using these sheets will help your child to:
- recognise addition and subtraction word problems;
- add and subtract with numbers up to 10, 15 or 20.
- recognise the language used for addition and subtraction;
1st Grade Addition and Subtraction Word Problems up to 10
- Addition Subtraction Word Problem to 10 Sheet 1
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- Addition Subtraction Word Problem to 10 Sheet 2
- Addition Subtraction Word Problem to 10 Sheet 3
1st Grade Addition and Subtraction Word Problems up to 15
- Addition Subtraction Word Problem to 15 Sheet 1
- Addition Subtraction Word Problem to 15 Sheet 2
- UK Version Sheet 2
- UK PDF version
- Addition Subtraction Word Problem to 15 Sheet 3
First Grade Addition and Subtraction Word Problems up to 20
- Addition Subtraction Word Problem to 20 Sheet 1
- Addition Subtraction Word Problem to 20 Sheet 2
- Addition Subtraction Word Problem to 20 Sheet 3
Looking for some easier worksheets?
Take a look at our Addition sentences to 12.
On this page, your child will learn to work out basic addition sums up to 12 by counting objects.
- Addition Sentences to 12
- Subtraction Facts to 12
- First Grade Addition and Subtraction to 12
Looking for some harder worksheets?
Take a look at our 1st Grade Addition facts Worksheets page with numbers up to 12+12.
On this page, your child will learn to work out basic addition sums to 12+12.
- 2nd Grade Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
- Math Addition Facts to 20
- Subtraction Facts to 20 Worksheets
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More First Grade Addition and Subtraction Worksheets
Here you will find some more of our 1st Grade Addition Worksheets.
Using these sheets will help your child learn to:
- Addition Fact Practice to 12
- Adding tens
- 2 Digit Addition Worksheets With Regrouping
- Subtracting tens
- Two Digit Subtraction Worksheets Without Regrouping
- 2 Digit Subtraction Worksheets With Regrouping
1st Grade Math Word Problems
Here you will find a range of math word problems aimed at first grade level. Each problem sheet is based on an interesting theme such as parties or the seaside.
Using these first grade math worksheets will help your child to:
- Add and subtract with numbers to 12;
- order numbers to 100;
- solve a range of math problems.
All the math problem sheets in this section support Elementary math benchmarks.
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Addition & Subtraction Word Problems to 20 Online Quiz
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addition and subtraction word problem worksheets for first grade
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Word Problems (Grade 1)
Grade 1 Word Problems(examples, solutions, songs, videos, games, activities) Examples, solution, videos, and songs to help Grade 1 students learn how to use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Related Pages More Lessons for Grade 1 Common Core for Grade 1
Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Common Core: 1.OA.1 and 1.OA.2
Suggested Learning Target
- I can model addition and subtraction word problems using objects, drawings, and equations with unknown numbers in different positions.
- I can solve addition and subtraction word problems using objects, drawings, and equations.
- I can solve word problems with unknown numbers in different positions (e.g., 6 + ? = 8, ? + 2 = 8, 6 + 2 = ?).
- I can represent a problem in multiple ways including drawings and or objects/manipulatives (e.g., counters, unifix cubes, Digi-Blocks, number lines)
- I can take apart and combine numbers in a wide variety of ways
- I can make sense of quantity and be able to compare numbers
- I can use flexible thinking strategies to develop the understanding of the traditional algorithms and their processes
- I can solve a variety of addition and subtraction word problems
- I can use _ or ? to represent an unknown in an equation
- I can add three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20.
- I can solve word problems with three whole numbers using objects, drawings, and equations.
- I can add numbers in any order and be able to identify the most efficient way to solve the problem
Result Unknown Two bunnies sat on the grass. Three more bunnies hopped there. How many bunnies are on the grass now? 2 + 3 = ?
Change Unknown Two bunnies were sitting on the grass. Some more bunnies hopped there. Then there were five bunnies. How many bunnies hopped over to the first? 2 + ? = 5
Start Unknown Some bunnies were sitting on the grass. Three more bunnies hopped there. Then there were five bunnies. How many bunnies were on the grass before? ? + 3 = 5
Result Unknown Five apples were on the table. I ate two apples. How many apples are on the table now? 5 – 2 = ?
Change Unknown Five apples were on the table. I ate some apples. Then there were three apples. How many apples did I eat? 5 – ? = 3
Start Unknown Some apples were on the table. I ate two apples. Then there were three apples. How many apples were on the table before? ? – 2 = 3
Word Problems. Addition with pictures (up to sum 20) Example: Lily had 5 apples and her aunt gave her 9 apples later. How many apples did Lily have finally?
Subtraction by counting back - word problems with pictures Example: There are 5 books on the desk. Betty took 2 away. How many books are left on the desk?
Word problems - subtraction with pictures - cross out - 1 digit Example: There are 9 cars in the shop and 8 of them are sold. How many cars are left?
Word problems - Subtraction with pictures - cross out (numbers to 20) Example: Mary had 11 toys and she gave 5 of them to Emma. How many toys did Mary have finally?
Word problems - adding multiple one-digit numbers Example: A furniture store sold 6 tables, 2 bookcases and 1 bed. How many pieces of furniture did the store sell in all?
Addition word problems that add up multiple values to sums less than or equal to ten. Example:
Laurem gave Troy two yellow pencils, three blue pencils and one green pencil. How many pencils did Lauren give him in all?
Ms. Ellis gave Lauren and Troy some cookies. Lauren ate two sugar and two chocolate chip cookies. Troy ate three oatmeal raisin and two sugar cookies. How many cookies did they eat in all?
Subtraction Strategies This video gives suggestions for solving subtraction story problems using a math mountain, equation, and circle drawing. Example: I have 8 peanuts. Then I eat 5 of them. How many peanuts are left?
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