# 2 Step Addition Word Problems Using Drawings to Write Equations - Lesson for Grade 2, Chapter - Word Problems Sums and Differences within 100

In the lesson titled "2 Step Addition Word Problems Using Drawings to Write Equations," second-grade students embark on an engaging journey through the realm of word problems that involve sums and differences within 100. Situated within the broader unit that explores applications in operations within 1000, this lesson employs a variety of captivating activities such as the Counting Spider Eyes Worksheet, Adding Flower Petals Worksheet, and Animals of Amazon Worksheet to cement the learning objectives.

Students will learn the vital skill of translating word problems into mathematical equations using drawings as a visual aid. This approach not only enhances their understanding of the problem-solving process but also nurtures their ability to conceptualize mathematical concepts visually. By engaging in these activities, learners will master the technique of breaking down complex word problems into simpler, manageable steps, thereby boosting their confidence and proficiency in tackling addition problems.

Understanding how to solve 2-step addition word problems is crucial as it lays the foundation for more advanced mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills that students will encounter in their academic journey.

Estimated classroom time: 9 min
Chapter: Word Problems Sums and Differences within 100
Unit: Applications in Operations Within 1000
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Counting Spider Eyes Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
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3rd
3:00 min
Animals of Amazon Worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Counting Spider Eyes Worksheet

Did you know that different types of spiders have different numbers of eyes?! Your kids will love learning that fact, and they'll love solving these spider word problems on this free worksheet! Word problems are important in math as they focus on deeper understanding of the concept t hand, and with this fun worksheet, they'll get to add up the spiders' eyes and answer addition problems with more than one addend. It's fun they won't even know is math!

• ### Activity 2 / Adding Flower Petals Worksheet

The most important part of a word math problem is the understanding of what is being asked. That's why this colorful free worksheet is excellent practice for your little mathematician! They'll read each word problem and look for the corresponding picture that matches the word problem. The word problems have important information highlighted, teaching them what to look for in the future as they solve problems. Then they'll underline the correct number equation that matches the picture.

• ### Activity 3 / Animals of Amazon Worksheet

Kids love being little scientists and they'll love going on an Amazonian adventure as they solve the addition word problems on this colorful PDF. The downloadable worksheet will have them read the word problem, paying special note to the bolded information to help them understand what's most important when solving, and then they'll choose the correct equation picture that matches. It's a fun way for them to learn about the Amazon and add more than one addend!