STORY PROBLEMS What are Story Problems? • Story problems are a set of sentences that give you the information to a problem that you need to solve. • With a story problem, it is your job to figure out whether you will use addition or subtraction to solve the problem. How to Solve Story Problems: • When solving story problems, it is best to look at the words that are being used. These words will give you clues to whether you will need to use addition or subtraction to solve the problem. Add Subtract in all, together, more than fewer, less than Try This! Solve these story problems Mary has 6 pieces of candy. Tom has 3 pieces of candy. How many pieces of candy do Mary and Tom have all together? __________________________________ Tim has 8 pens. Jan has 3 fewer than Tim. How many pens does Jan have? __________________________________ Randy has 4 gumballs. He buys 5 more. How many gumballs does Randy have now? __________________________________ Kate’s mom made 12 cookies. Kate ate 6 cookies. How many cookies are left? __________________________________ © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.