Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
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When you have finished, and have played games for 15 minutes, answer the question in your journal.
Why is understanding a word problem important in addition and subtraction?
Prompt: Understanding a word problem is important because...