Addition Word Problems Sums Within 20 | Compare |Think Boards & Posters


The word problems in this resource focus on addition sums within 20 and are all “Compare” problems. These compare addition problems are problems that require the student to find out how many are in one set by knowing both the number of items in one set and the difference between the two sets. For example, Sara has 5 stickers and James has 4 more than Sara. How many stickers does James have? The problems are presented on Think Boards, great graphic organizers that outline different strategies that may be used to solve the problem.

As a result of using these think boards, your students will be armed with the knowledge and experience of using a variety of strategies and they will start to make their own decisions as to the most appropriate strategy for them to use at any one time.

You will find:

  • 5 posters showing the strategies used on the Think Boards for you to print and display in the classroom
  • 10 Think Boards – (2 per page) “Compare” addition word problems – numbers within 20
  • 4 Think Boards – the number sentence (equation) is provided and students must create the number story
  • 2 Assessment Worksheets – each with 5 word problems.

Other teachers have said:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  “Students loved using this resource. The word problems were appropriate reading level. I loved it because it reviewed the various strategies at once. ” Jennifer L.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  “Great product, really get my students thinking. Thank you” Liz H.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I love that these have more structure for the kids to show their work. For many of my kids, it is hard to get them to explain in writing what they did to solve a problem. With this, they can use the organizers to help explain themselves and then understand that that is what I want to see in their written explanation. (I hope that made sense! Basically, turning the “I did it in my head” to something more substantial and meaningful.)” Megan C.

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