Step by Step Word Problems Worksheets - Addition & Subtraction Problem Solving

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Help your students with Addition & Subtraction problem solving tasks with these Step by Step Word Problem Worksheets. Teach students how to solve word problem questions with this easy step by step acronym KUSAC (see below for explanation). Included in this pack are 25 addition and subtraction problem solving worksheets perfect for Grade 3 students. Using the word problem worksheets, students are taught how to use this simple strategy. All the steps for problem solving included!

KUSAC stands for:

K - Circle what you need to know to solve the problem

U - Underline the question

S - Show your strategy

A - What is your answer?

C - Check your answer using another strategy.

Click here to find Problem Solving Strategy Posters to complement this resource.

What's included in this Step by Step Word Problems Worksheets resource:

  • 1 single page KUSAC poster
  • 5 KUSAC posters (1 letter per page)
  • 10 Addition word problems (single and multi-step)
  • 10 Subtraction word problems (single and multi-step)
  • 5 Challenge word problems using addition and subtraction

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These Addition & Subtraction Problem Solving worksheets are linked to the curriculum/standards:

Australian Curriculum

  • ACMNA015 - Represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of strategies including counting on, partitioning and rearranging parts.
  • ACMNA030 - Solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of efficient mental of written strategies.

US Common Core Standards

  • CCSS.3.OA.D.8


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.


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