Addition Word Problems (3 Whole Numbers)


In this lesson, students will learn how to use objects, addition properties, and drawings to solve problems. With practice, they’ll be able to add three whole numbers quickly and easily. They will also have the opportunity to try writing their own word problems with the help of the included activity sheet.

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This lesson helps your students explore three different strategies for how to add three whole numbers. Students will be able to solve word problems that involve adding three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20 using objects, addition properties, and drawings. Adding three whole numbers is practiced through different word problems. An included activity sheet gives students a chance to practice writing their own word problem.

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1st Grade



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Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.