Editable Kindergarten Word Problems: Addition and Subtraction

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Word problems are powerful tools for developing addition and subtraction skills. Use these easily differentiated, editable problems with joining and separating (result unknown) skills that also allow your students to choose number sets.

This resource includes everything you need to know to successfully start a word problem routine in your classroom. This particular resource is designed for kindergarten, but you can make your number sets larger and change some wording in the problems to easily adapt this to older grades.

Click here to read in more detail about how I have successfully added word problems into our math routine.

Included are the following items:

How It Works:

7 pages of information for teachers including the materials needed to organize, launch, and make word problems a routine

How to Support:

An If/Then Menu that goes into detail about the most common missteps that kindergartners tend to make during word problems

Editable Word Problems:

  • 21 Joining-Result Unknown problems (Addition)
  • 21 Separating-Result Unknown problems (Subtraction)
  • 7 Change Unknown problems (Addition or Subtraction)
  • All are completely editable, can change names and numbers as needed (using PowerPoint)

If you're interested in taking your students' problem solving skills further, check out these Fair Share Word Problems (also editable!)

If you have any further questions or would like more explanation about using this product, please ask in the Q&A section or email me at researchandplay@gmail.com.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 5.
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.


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