These word problems involve addition and subtraction (with and without regrouping) of money amounts. Meets second and third grade common core standards. Students can use coin manipulatives, money stamps, drawing pictures or using number sentences to solve various problems. Take a look at the Amazon links below if you need some additional resources for teaching money!

CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.C.8 Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately.

CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.5 Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.7 Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2 Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Ice Cream Truck – addition of two amounts under $1.00 with regrouping

Pinata – addition of two amounts over $1.00 with regrouping

Daisies – addition of two amounts over $1.00 without regrouping

Cathy’s Birthday – addition of three amounts with regrouping

Family Camping Trip – addition of three whole dollar amounts, logical reasoning

Bike Rental – addition of three whole dollar amounts, counting by fives

Baseball – subtraction of money amounts without regrouping

Paint for a Dollhouse – subtraction of money amounts with regrouping

A New Dog Leash – subtaction of money amounts across zeros

Cathy’s Birthday Present – mental math addition, subtraction of money amounts across zeros

Kathy says

These money story problems are awesome! Thank you!

Gail Blaze says

I am always looking for ‘one more sheet’ to help with math practice. These are perfect. Thank you for your continuous efforts and talents to provide meaningful work & information. It is very much appreciated.

Angela Ware says

The money word problems are great! I like how each sheet ask the student to do something as they solve the problem. Thank you for sharing!