 # Addition and Subtraction Word Problems - Sorting Activity        Subject
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Are you trying to gauge if your students truly understand the meaning of addition and subtraction? Can they select the correct operation when they read a word problem? Do they know clue words that will aid them along the way?

This activity will help your students practice their operational skills, as well as inform you on the status of their mastery. It provides an anchor chart with which you can review clue words often used in word problems.

In small groups, students will read different kinds of word problems, decide if they require addition or subtraction, and will sort them into the correct category on their work mats. As a whole group, you can review their ideas and discuss how to ensure you are using the correct operation before solving.

This tool can also be great for tutoring students needing practice on word problem work!

This packet includes the following:
1) CCSS
2) Set-up and instructions for application
3) Clue words anchor chart (for teacher)
4) Work mats (for students)
5) Word problems sheet with basic adding to, taking from, putting together, and taking apart problems
6) Word problems sheet with adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparison word problems

Since different word problem sheets are offered, you can differentiate with this activity for higher and lower groups, OR you can use this at different points throughout the year, based on when you incorporate comparison problems.
to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. For example, subtract 10 – 8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8.
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.
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8 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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