An example of an addition word problem is as follows: John has $800 in his checking account. He receives a check for $1,200. How much money does he have in his checking account after depositing the check?
An example of a subtraction word problem is as follows: If Peter has a $20 bill, and he buys a tub of ice cream for $8. How much money does Peter get in change after paying for the ice cream?
Examples of math-word problems help students develop basic skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Because such problems are based on real-life situations, they help students comprehend the importance of math outside the classroom.