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.

Sarah has 3 books, John has 2 books and Andy has 8 books. How many books do the children have all together?

A bag weighs 2kg and another bag weighs 3kg. If you have to carry both bags, how much weight will you be carrying?

A puppy has 4 claws on each foot.
How many claws does the puppy have in total?

  • Answer


  • Explanation

    Remember that puppies have four feet. If they have 4 claws on each foot, then:
    4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 16

Which two numbers come next in the number pattern?
2, 4, 6, 8,....

You spent the day gardening. You planted 4 lilacs, 7 roses and 12 daisies. How many flowers did you plant in total?

On my way to school I drive past; 5 houses, 2 shops and 1 restaurant. How many buildings do I drive past?

Last week I saved $7. This week I saved $6. How much money have I saved?

Mike’s dad is a car salesman. He sold 4 cars on Monday, 8 cars on Wednesday and 3 cars on Friday. How many cars did he sell this week?

On my way to school I walk past 2 houses, and then I turn the corner and walk past another 8 houses. How many houses do I walk past on my way to school?

In my class, there are 6 boys and 6 girls. How many children are in my class?