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

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Teach students how to solve word problem questions with this easy step by step acronym KUSAC. Included in this pack are 25 addition and subtraction problem solving worksheets perfect for grade 3students. Using the word problem worksheets, students are taught how to use this simple strategy. All the steps for problem solving included!

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


Included in this problem solving

- 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

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.

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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



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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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