Learning to solve word problems can be tricky for young children, involving both math and reading comprehension skills. This set of 30 worksheets will give your students structured practice in solving these kids of problems.

Each problem in this pack involves addition or subtraction within 20. These include situations of:

•  adding to
•  taking away
•  comparing
•  missing addend.

Each worksheet presents students with a story problem in an easy to read format. Space is provided to draw a picture, use a number line, and write an equation. This allows you to see their use of strategies from the more concrete to the abstract.

These are written with first graders in mind but will work for high level kindergarteners or second graders needing remediation.

First Grade Word Problems

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    1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2

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