Clue Words for Story Problems

Clue words tell you the kind of math sentence to write to solve the problem.

Addition Clue Words Subtraction Clue Words
add
sum
total
plus
in all
both
together
increased by
all together
subtract
difference
take away
less than
are not
remain
decreased by
have left
change (money problems)
how much more
fewer
Multiplication Clue Words Division Clue Words
times
product of
multiplied by
by (dimension)
quotient of
divided by
half for a fraction
as much
split
separated
cut up
parts
sharing something equally