3. Addition word problems for 2nd grade

These addition word problems are great for ages 7 and older who are looking to improve their adding skills.


Nick had to write two essays for homework. The one essay had to be 530 words long and the other had to be 90 words long. How many words did Nick have to write in total?

  • Answer

    620

  • Explanation

    First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of words:
    530 + 90
    Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 530 and 90:
    530 + 90 = 620


Lawrence has a treasure chest of coins. Inside, there are 767 gold coins and 27 silver coins. How many coins are in the chest?

  • Answer

    794

  • Explanation

    First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of coins:
    767 + 27
    Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 767 and 27:
    767 + 27 = 794


Romee wants to be a professional football player. She kicks the ball 823 times on Saturday and 120 times on Sunday. How many times did she kick the ball that weekend?

  • Answer

    943

  • Explanation

    First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of times she kicked the ball:
    823 + 120
    Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 823 and 120:
    823 + 120 = 943


Darrel finished reading a book over two days. He read 322 pages on the first day and 54 pages on the second. How long was the book?

  • Answer

    376

  • Explanation

    First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of pages:
    322 + 54
    Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 322 and 54:
    322 + 54 = 376


A builder is building a house. First he lay 193 bricks, then he lay 29 bricks. How many bricks did the builder lay?

  • Answer

    222

  • Explanation

    First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of bricks:
    193 + 29
    Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 193 and 29:
    193 + 29 = 222


A man is feeding bread to 28 pigeons in a park. The bread attracts another 81 pigeons. How many pigeons is the man feeding now?

  • Answer

    109

  • Explanation

    First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of pigeons:
    28 + 81
    Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 28 and 81:
    28 + 81 = 109


There are 139 cars stuck in traffic. Another 32 cars arrive. How many cars are now stuck in traffic?

  • Answer

    171

  • Explanation

    First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of cars:
    139 + 32
    Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 139 and 32:
    139 + 32 = 171


Sydney has $312 in bitcoin. The Bitcoin price rises and makes the value of her coins $82 more. What is the value of her coins now?

  • Answer

    394

  • Explanation

    First write the addition number sentence. Add the amounts together:
    312 + 82
    Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 312 and 82:
    312 + 82 = 394


There are 429 children in a school. Another 90 children enroll in the school. How many children are now enrolled at the school?

  • Answer

    519

  • Explanation

    First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of children:
    429 + 90
    Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 429 and 90:
    429 + 90 = 519


A bakery usually bakes 490 croissants a day. Today they baked 37 more than usual. How many croissants did they bake today?

  • Answer

    527

  • Explanation

    First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of croissants:
    490 + 37
    Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 490 and 37:
    490 + 37 = 527