**Description: **This packet helps students learn to read word problems and decide if they should use addition or subtraction to solve the problems. Word problems give students practice recognizing key words that indicate addition and subtraction (e.g., in total, in all, left, more, etc.). All problems use addition with carrying and subtraction with borrowing.

*Solve the word problems. Please show all of your work. Use labels in your answers.*

**Simple**: If Theresa has 25 students in her class, and Kaitlin has 38 students in her class, how many students do they have altogether?

**Advanced**: Alex has \$62. He wants to buy new socks and shoes. If the shoes he wants to buy is \$47 and the socks he wants to buy is \$18, does he have enough money to buy shoes and socks? If he doesn't have enough money, how much money does he need? If he does have enough money, how much money does he have leftover?

Students should be able to read at grade level and know how to add with carrying and subtract with borrowing to be able to complete these word problems independently.