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Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Using Tape Diagrams

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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6 pages
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Addition and Subtraction Word Problems using Tape Diagrams

Tape Diagrams are used to help students visualize the whole, part, and part to determine which operation is needed to solve each word problem. A student recording sheet is included with this download. On the recording sheet, students are able to draw the tape diagram, complete the number bond for the corresponding equation, and show their arithmetic for each word problem. These word problem cards can be printed in color, cut apart, and laminated. These cards work well as a math center activity. There are 12 word problem cards total. An answer key is also is provided.

CCLS: 2.NBT.B.7 & 3.NBT.A.2


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.


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