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Maths Unit: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

Maths Unit: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
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Allow your students to go deeper than just identifying key words in word problems. This unit is focused on teaching the different types of word problems and encourages students to determine exactly what type of question they have encountered and the correct operation to solve the problem. The unit plan includes a step-by-step presentation, posters, student reference card, worksheets, a quiz, games and a formative assessment. Help your students identify and understand what a word problem is asking and provide them with strategies to help them solve them!

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Lesson Structure
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  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

MA1-1WM old

Describes mathematical situations and methods using everyday and some mathematical language, actions, materials, diagrams and symbols

MA1-2WM old

Uses objects, diagrams and technology to explore mathematical problems

MA1-3WM old

Supports conclusions by explaining or demonstrating how answers were obtained

MA1-8NA old

Creates, represents and continues a variety of patterns with numbers and objects

MA1-CSQ-01 new

Uses number bonds and the relationship between addition and subtraction to solve problems involving partitioning

AC9M2N04 9

Add and subtract one- and two-digit numbers, representing problems using number sentences and solve using part-part-whole reasoning and a variety of calculation strategies

ACMNA036 8.4

Solve problems by using number sentences for addition or subtraction


Solve problems by using number sentences for addition or subtraction

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