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## 2nd Grade Math Word Problems Worksheets

Math word problem worksheets for grade 2.

- providing a number of mixed word problem worksheets (e.g. subtraction questions mixed in with addition questions)
- sometimes including irrelevant data within word problems so students must understand the context before applying a solution

## Addition word problems for grade 2

Slightly harder addition (1-3 digits)

## Subtraction word problems for grade 2

Simple subtraction (1 and 2 digit numbers)

## Mixed addition and subtraction word problems

Mixed addition and subtraction within 20

Mixed addition and subtraction (two digits)

More mixed addition and subtraction word problems

## Multiplication word problems

## Measurement word problems

## Time word problems

Time and elapsed time (1/2 hour intervals)

Time and elapsed time (5 minute intervals)

## Money word problems

Counting money (coins and bills)

## Fraction word problems

Write and compare fractions from a story

## Mixed word problems

Mix of all above types of grade 2 word problems

Mix of just addition / subtraction / multiplication word problems

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## Check Out These 50 Second-Grade Math Word Problems of the Day

Hunter has 47 baseball cards in his collection.

## 50 Second Grade Math Word Problems

## 2. Stephanie brings donuts to give out to her classmates on her birthday. She brings in 8 powdered donuts, 8 glazed donuts, and 10 chocolate donuts. How many donuts did she bring in all?

## 3. Sara goes to the library. She is allowed to check out 10 books. She chooses 5 picture books and 3 chapter books. How many more books can she choose?

## 4. David plants 8 pineapple seeds, 5 strawberry seeds, and 2 blueberry seeds. How many seeds does he plant in all?

## 5. Paige has 10 crayons. Mike has 6 more crayons than Paige. Jon has 9 crayons. How many crayons do they have in all?

## 6. Jeff has 21 marbles in his collection. Eddie has 39 marbles in his collection. How many marbles do they have in all?

## 7. Vicki goes to the zoo and sees 8 flamingos. Next, she sees 15 ducks, before seeing 22 ibises. How many birds did she see in all?

## 8. Joshua sells 26 tickets to the school play. Nina sells 39 tickets to the school play. How many tickets did they sell in all?

## 9. The second grade goes on a field trip to the aquarium. There are 7 teachers, 62 girls, and 59 boys. How many people go on the field trip in all?

## 10. Some apples are in an apple orchard. 38 apples are picked. Now there are 52 left. How many apples were there to start?

## 11. Blake swam 18 laps on Monday. He swam 22 laps on Tuesday. He swam 27 laps on Wednesday. How many laps did he swim in all?

## 13. Dana has 15 yummy cookies. He eats some of the cookies. Dana has 7 cookies left. How many cookies did Dana eat?

## 14. Eric had 12 toy cars. He gave 5 of the cars to his friend, Darren. How many toy cars does he have now?

## 15. Carolyn saw 15 beautiful birds in a tree. Some birds flew away. Now there are 4 birds in the tree. How many birds flew away?

## 16. Christina sold 32 boxes of girl scout cookies. Lea sold 44 boxes of girl scout cookies. How many more boxes did Lea sell than Christina?

## 17. Mimi has 23 more crayons than markers. She has 15 markers. How many crayons does she have?

## 18. Carrie has 36 pieces of candy. She gives 13 pieces to Tommy. How many pieces of candy does Carrie have left?

## 19. Dahlia has 28 dolls on a shelf. She moves some to her dollhouse. Now 15 dolls are on the shelf. How many did she move to the bed?

## 20. Jerry has 12 soccer balls. Bob had 17 soccer balls, but gave 8 of them to Phil. How many tennis balls do Jerry and Bob have now?

## 21. John has 54 pieces of candy. He eats 7 pieces on Monday. On Tuesday, he eats 11 pieces. On Wednesday, he gives 17 pieces away to friends. How many pieces of candy does he have left?

## 22. Maria has 29 marbles. Sam has 56 marbles. Rachel has 67 marbles. How many more marbles does Rachel have than Ella?

## 23. Steven buys 52 strawberries. He eats 12 of them for a snack. He eats 15 of them later that evening for dessert. How many strawberries are left?

## 24. Diana collects stickers. She has 48 stickers in an album. She buys 27 more stickers. She then gives 18 stickers to her friend Judy. How many stickers does she have now?

## 25. Hunter has 47 baseball cards in his collection. Ryan has 39 cards in his collection. How many more cards does Hunter have?

## 26. There are 95 people on a train. 19 people get off at the first stop. 24 people get off at the second stop. How many people are still on the train?

## 27. Daryl loves to collect comic books with superheroes. He has 5 comic books on his desk. He has 3 comic books in his backpack. Does Daryl have an even number or odd number of comic books?

## 28. Kim collects special seashells at the beach. She puts 8 shells in a pail. She puts 7 more shells in a jar. Does Kim have an even or odd number of seashells?

## 29. Leslie plants red peppers in her garden. Her garden has 6 rows with 5 peppers in each row. How many tomatoes are in her garden?

## 30. Marc puts 16 photos in an album. If there are 4 cards in each column, how many columns are there?

## 31. Ms. Sanders wanted to treat her class to a pizza party. There are 8 slices of pizza in each pizza pie. If she has 29 students, how many pizza pies does she need to order?

## 32. Four friends want to share a pumpkin pie. How could they cut the pie so each friend gets an equal share? Draw a picture to help you show your thinking.

## 33. Choose a three-digit number. Draw models to show the hundreds, tens, and ones to explain your thinking.

## 34. Liam is thinking of a number with three digits. It has 7 hundreds, 4 tens, and 6 ones. What is his number? Draw a model to explain your thinking.

## 35. Juliana has 257 stickers in her collection. She wants to explore this number further. First, she draws a model of the number by drawing base ten blocks. Then she writes it out in expanded form. Last, she writes it out in word form. Show how she does all three of these ways to explain 257.

## 36. Caleb is skip counting. He writes 160, 165, and 170 on a whiteboard. What are the next 5 numbers in his pattern?

## 37. The Florida Gators Football Team won their last 4 football games. They scored 25 points in the first game, 58 points in the second game, 33 points in the third game, and 77 points in the fourth game. How many points did they score in all?

## 38. Nolan collects Pokemon cards. He has 402 cards in his collection. He gives 25 cards to his friend Charlotte. He then gives 32 cards to his friend Maria. How many cards does he have left?

## 39. A school is having a bake sale. Dhomini’s mom brings 82 cupcakes. Amelia’s dad brings 75 cookies. Lorenzo’s mom brings 100 brownies. How many items are at the bake sale in all?

## 40. Kristella is reading a Magic Treehouse Book for her book report. She reads 24 pages on Monday. She reads 39 pages on Tuesday. She reads 37 pages on Wednesday. How many pages does she read in all?

## 41. Erica is reading James and the Giant Peach. The book has 144 pages. She reads 30 pages on Monday. She reads 42 pages on Tuesday. How many pages does she have left in the book?

## 42. Alana and her family are going to Disney World for her birthday. It is a 425 mile drive from her house. Her dad drives 127 miles before they stop for a snack. He drives another 233 miles before they stop for lunch. How many more miles do they have left until they arrive at Disney World?

## 43. The high school band is having a holiday concert. Peggy sells 75 tickets. Diana sells 101 tickets. Judy sells 135 tickets. How many tickets do they sell in all?

## 44. Mr. Axelrod’s class is tracking how many picture books they read each month. They read 329 books in March. They read 471 books in April. They read 450 books in May. How many books did they read in all?

## 45. The museum has 792 visitors over the weekend. 382 people visited the museum on Saturday. How many people visited the museum on Sunday?

## 46. Luna sells copies of the school newspaper. There are 500 copies. On Monday, she sold 122 copies. On Tuesday, she sold 198 copies. How many copies are left?

## 47. The second grade classes are going on a field trip to a play. Ms. Anastasio’s class has 29 students. Mr. Gordon’s class has 31 students. Mr. Fishman’s class has 33 students. Ms. McConnell’s class has 30 students. How many students go on the field trip in all?

## 48. Carlos is going to New York City on vacation. His plane leaves the airport at 2:30 p.m. The flight is 3 hours and 30 minutes long. What time does he land in New York City?

## 49. Juanita is watching the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. She starts the movie at 5 p.m. The movie is 2 hours and 32 minutes long. What time does the movie end?

## 50. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are on their way to Hogwarts. The train leaves the station in London at 9 a.m. It takes 7 hours to get to Hogwarts. What time do they arrive at Hogwarts?

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## Classroom Management

Classroom ideas, classroom community, teaching word problems in 2nd grade.

## Why is teaching word problems in 2nd grade so hard?

And, my students didn’t understand or perform any better.

Most math curriculums offer the following:

- 1 or 2 word problems at the end of each lesson, but don’t actually offer a way to teach students how to solve word problems
- 1 chapter on “problem solving”

And seriously, neither of those is helpful.

I wanted my students to get daily, strategic word problem practice.

## So, what’s the solution?

Now, I follow a 4-day teaching plan, and assess on day 5.

In addition, I dedicate 5-10 minutes each day for word problem teaching and practicing.

## How do I know what to teach?

The Common Core standard for 2nd grade says:

MAFS.2.OA.1.1 (Florida Standards)

## So here’s what 2nd graders need to be able to solve:

## How I teach word problems in 2nd grade:

Then, I teach students that there are 4 things they should always do when they solve a word problem:

- Write a Number Sentence
- I explain to students that I can’t hop inside their brains to see what they’re thinking, and if I don’t know what they’re thinking, I can’t help them become better word problem solvers.
- Students can draw a picture, use a fact family, base 10 blocks, and/or the standard algorithm.
- I look to see that the student has the correct answer.
- For example, instead of just saying “4,” my students write, “Cheyenne has 4 dogs.” This is important to connect math and writing, but also helps students check to see if their answer actually answers the question asked in the word problem.

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Model and solve the practice word problem, and provide feedback to students.

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## 55 Challenging Word Problems for 2nd Graders

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## 1. Henry's toy shop made 15 dolls, 25 toy cars, and 7 kites. How many toys did Henry's toy shop make in all?

## 2. A farmer had 33 cows. 12 of them ran away. Then, 9 of them returned. How many cows does the farmer have now?

## 3. There are 27 players on the Rainbow Team and 35 players on the Unicorn Team. How many more players are on the Unicorn Team than on the Rainbow Team?

## 4. Andy is saving up money to buy a bike that costs $42. He has already saved $18. How much more money does he need to buy the bike?

## 5. Cindy is a baker. She baked 12 cakes on Monday, 15 cakes on Wednesday, and 9 cakes on Friday. How many cakes did she bake during the week?

## 6. Emily had 23 pencils. She lost some and now only has 8 left. How many pencils did she lose?

## 7. Today is June 7 and Karen's birthday is on June 29. How many more days are left until her birthday?

## 8. Kim picked 24 tulips and her friend picked 17 tulips. How many more tulips did Kim pick?

## 9. Your friend gave you 8 crayons and now you have 42. How many crayons did you have before?

## 10. 13 friends went on a biking trip with two-wheeled bikes. How many wheels were there in all?

## 11. Jane received 39 presenters for her birthday. 15 of them were from her family and the rest were from her friends. How many presents did she receive from her friends?

## 12. How many sides are on 6 triangles?

## 13. You baked 4 cakes with 8 slices each. How many slices of cake do you have?

## 14. Jim has 6 quarters, 7 dimes, 4 quarters, and 8 pennies. How much money does he have altogether?

## 15. Sandra read 32 pages of her book at school and read some more pages at home. If she read 74 pages altogether, how many did she read at home?

## 16. A grocer packed 3 boxes of 5 bananas and 6 boxes of 4 apples. How much fruit did he pack in all?

## 17. Lisa has 7 dolls. Jessica has twice as many dolls as Lisa. How many dolls do they have altogether?

## 18. You have 36 candies to share with 4 friends. How many candies will each friend get?

## 19. John baked 34 cookies but 9 of them were burned. How many cookies did he have left to eat?

## 20. Stacy saw 17 ladybugs, 9 ants, 3 bees, and 12 caterpillars in the park. How many insects did she see in all?

## 21. Mary is allowed to invite 30 guests to her birthday party. She invited 15 classmates and 9 family members. How many more guests can she invite?

## 22. Sam ate 14 cupcakes. James ate 9. Paul ate 5 more cupcakes than James. How many cupcakes did they eat in all?

## 23. Ms. Smith's class ate 52 slices of pizza during the class party. Now there are 15 slices left. How many slices did they eat?

## 24. Jake had 37 t-shirts. He gave 12 shirts away. How many shirts does he have left?

## 25. There were 38 ducks swimming in a pond. 7 more ducks joined them. Then, 9 ducks flew away. How many ducks were left in the pond?

## 26. Lacy read 47 pages of her book. Sam read 32 pages of his book. How many more pages did Lacy read than Sam?

## 27. Jane saw 7 chickens, 6 cows, 2 horses, and 5 goats on the farm. How many legs did she see in all?

## 28. Peter had $28. He bought a backpack for $7 and a pencil for $2. Then his mother gave him $5. How much money does he have now?

## 29. Janet completed a bird puzzle with 142 pieces and a dog puzzle with 234 pieces. How many fewer pieces did the bird puzzle have than the dog puzzle?

## 30. There was a bag full of candy. Sam ate 12 candies and Bill ate 7 candies. Now there are 52 cadies left in the bag. How many candies were in the bag before Sam and Bill ate some?

## 31. Jenny bought a doll for $7.88. Paula bought a doll for $3.25. How much more money did Jenny spend on her doll?

## 32. Bob has 27 blue shirts. He has some white shirts. He has 42 shirts altogether. How many white shirts does he have?

## 33. John is making potato salad for a school picnic. There will be 17 parents, 23 students, and 5 teachers. 9 of them don't like potato salad. How many people do like potato salad?

## 34. Carol's family loves to travel. They travel 53 days out of the year. How many days do they stay at home?

## 35. Jessica has a project due on May 25. She started the project 12 days before the due date. On what date did she start the project?

## 36. Jason caught 34 butterflies. Emily caught 17 butterflies. Cassandra caught 54 butterflies. How many more butterflies did Cassandra catch than Jason?

## 37. There are 78 toy cars on a shelf. 45 of them are red. How many are not red?

## 38. Amanda sorted 32 books into 4 equal groups. How many books were in each group?

## 39. A hot dog costs $3. Jason has $36. How many hot dogs can he buy?

## 40. Stella bought 9 t-shirts. Each t-shirt cost $2. How much money did she spend in all?

## 41. 7 students wanted to count their fingers. How many fingers did they count in all?

## 42. Jonathan drinks 2 sodas each day. How many sodas does he drink in two weeks?

## 43. There are 9 birds in 5 cages. How many birds are there in all?

## 44. Mandy went to the store 8 times to buy candy. She bought 3 pieces of candy each time. How many pieces of candy did she buy in all?

## 45. Steve baked 8 pies on Monday, 12 pies on Wednesday, and 6 pies on Friday. Did he bake an even or odd number of pies?

## 46. Macy's class planted 14 trees in 3 rows. How many trees did they plant in all?

## 47. Tom had 5 rows of 7 stamps each in his album. He gave 12 stamps to his friend. How many stamps does he have left?

## 48. Anna has 3 quarters, 5 nickels, and 2 pennies. She wants to buy a toy that costs $1.25. Does she have enough money?

## 49. Stephanie wants to buy as many dolls as she can. She has $125 dollars. Each doll costs $5. How many dolls can she buy?

## 50. There are 13 sheep, 8 horses, and 6 goats on a farm. How many ears do they have in all?

## 51. Some cookies were in the oven. Andy took out 24. Now there are 32 left. How many cookies were in the oven?

## 52. Peter has to walk 780 steps to get to school. He walked 208 steps, then took a break, and walked another 321 steps. How many steps does he still have to walk?

## 53. Jim had $42. He bought a kite for $7, a soccer ball for $8, and 3 marbles for $2 each. How much money does he have left?

## 54. Patrick collected 152 seashells. Steven collected 345 seashells but lost 51 of them. How many more seashells does Steven have than Peter?

## 55. Carl walked 3 km on Monday, 14 km on Thursday, and 23 km on Saturday. How many kilometers did he walk in all?

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