2nd Grade Math Word Problems Worksheets

Math word problem worksheets for grade 2

These word problem worksheets place 2nd grade math concepts in a context that grade 2 students can relate to.  We provide math word problems for addition, subtraction, multiplication, time, money and fractions.  

We encourage students to read and think about the problems carefully, and not just recognize an answer pattern (e.g. just adding the two numbers in the question).  We facilitate this by:

  • providing a number of mixed word problem worksheets (e.g. subtraction questions mixed in with addition questions)
  • sometimes including irrelevant data within word problems so students must understand the context before applying a solution

Answers are given following the questions.  All worksheets are printable pdf files.

Addition word problems for grade 2

Simple addition (1-2 digits)

Slightly harder addition (1-3 digits)

Subtraction word problems for grade 2

Simple subtraction (1 and 2 digit numbers)

Subtracting 1-3 digit numbers

Mixed addition and subtraction word problems

Mixed addition and subtraction within 20

Mixed addition and subtraction (two digits)

More mixed addition and subtraction word problems

Multiplication word problems

Multiplication within 25

Time word problems

Time and elapsed time (1/2 hour intervals)

Time and elapsed time (5 minute intervals)

Money word problems

Counting money (coins and bills)

Fraction word problems

Writing and comparing fractions from a story (parts of whole, parts of group)

Mixed word problems

Mix of all above types of grade 2 word problems

Mix of just addition / subtraction / multiplication word problems


Grade 2 Word Problems Worksheet

Sample Grade 2 Word Problem Worksheet

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