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Writing Expressions and Solving Word Problems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Word problems can be a drag to middle schoolers. This collection has engaging problems and resources to encourage and show your students the correct way to approach these problems. Filled with lessons, practice problems, and webpages....
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3rd Grade Math Word Problems Worksheets

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Reinforce math concepts with a collection that offers twelve worksheets focusing on solving word problems. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and more make up the variety of math skills supported through independent practice. 
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Spooky Math Worksheets

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Math practice has never been scarier—but only because these sheets are covered in zombies, ghosts, witches, and bats! Due to the concepts, the collection is best suited for upper elementary and beginning middle school students. It...
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EngageNY Grade 5 Math Module 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions

For Teachers 5th Standards
An 18-part math module focuses on place value and decimal fractions. Fifth graders compare, round, multiply and divide by powers of 10 using their knowledge of place value. They rewrite and compare decimals, and solve word problems. A...
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Halloween Math

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Elementary mathematicians will have a blast with these Halloween worksheets! Kids practice ordering decimals, divide word problems, and multiply equations that help create a pumpkin. 
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Fraction Review

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here is a collection for all things fractions for pre-algebra. Go through all the operations, as well as some word problems that require the use of fraction understanding.
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Common Core Math: 3rd Grade

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Looking for all things third grade Common Core math? Here is the collection you've been waiting for! Third grade math curriculum is rigorous and opens up the doors to bigger algebra concepts that learners will use their entire lives....
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"Grade 8, Claim 2 & 4: Problem Solving & Communication Reasoning Supports"

For Teachers 8th Standards
Prepare eighth-graders for the Smarter Balanced Assessment with a small but powerful collection of three resources comprised of teacher and student-friendly slides that review key concepts in the eighth grade standards. Claim 2 focuses...
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"Grade 6, Claim 2 & 4: Problem Solving & Communication Reasoning Supports"

For Teachers 6th Standards
A three-resource collection of teacher and student-friendly slides provides sixth graders with models of items on the Smarter Balanced assessments. Claim 2 offers 13 questions that assess problem solving. Claim 3 problems illicit...
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Thanksgiving Math Worksheets Grades 5–8

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Gobble these math worksheets up just in time for Thanksgiving. From problem solving to graphing, class members practice their math skills with a collection packed with Thanksgiving-themed worksheets.
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Back to Math

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Enjoy bringing scholars into the math classroom with a collection of back-to-school ice breakers and activities.  Also included are jumbo packs of worksheets and lesson plan ideas. 
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Halloween for Upper Elementary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Celebrate Halloween with the help of a collection consisting of a variety of resources covering multiple subjects. Take a look at the notes section to discover which subject is addressed—math, English language arts, arts and crafts,...
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Math Word Problems

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
After reading The Mitten by Jan Brett, youngsters willuse the characters in the story to write word problems for addition and subtraction. For example, they may state that a rabbit had 7 carrots and then lost 2, how many were left? There...
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Deciphering Word Problems in Order to Write Equations

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Help young mathematicians crack the code of word problems with this three-lesson series on problem solving. Walking students step-by-step through the process of identifying key information, creating algebraic equations, and finally...
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Real-life Word Problems, Part 5

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Bring these four word problems to your second grade class to reinforce addition, subtraction, and money math. The problems provide space to write out the proper equations, as well as separate areas to fill in the answers. Use these...
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Real-life Word Problems, Part 4

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Bring math to real life with this review resource! With five word problems on bars of chocolate, boxes of tissues, and bottles of lemonade, this is an excellent way for fourth graders to apply their math knowledge to real life scenarios....
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Real-Life Word Problems, Part 6

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Bring math alive with these five word problems. Using multiplication and division in a space for writing equations, fourth graders solve the word problems and practice writing out the answers in a separate area. Helpful as either a...
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Tricky Word Problems, Part 2 - Choosing the Operation

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Can your learners figure out which equation to solve? Use this resource to challenge your third graders with word problems involving the four operations. Each problem has a section to write the answer, but pupils will need to write out...
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Solve Word Problems of Equal Share

For Teachers 3rd
Youngsters solve division word problems. They will make their own division word problems using objects in equal groups. They share how they solved their problem with the class. Division worksheets are included to support the process....
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Word Problems Involving Subtraction

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
A classic math instructional activity like this one involves a warm up, guided practice, application, and assessment. Get those 2nd graders good at assessing and solving single-step word problems through basic addition and subtraction...
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Addition and Subtraction Word Problems #1

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Third graders read and solve six word problems and decide whether to add or subtract. The numbers range in 2-digit up to 4-digit.
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Addition and Subtraction Word Problems #2

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders read nine word problems and decide whether to add or subtract. The problems involve mostly 2-digit addition and subtraction.
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Word Problems: Addition and Subtraction

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Here is a worthwhile presentation on addition and subtraction word problems. After some slides which give tips on problem-solving strategies, learners are given a host of word problems to tackle on their own. They are given instant...
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Independent Practice 2: Division Word Problems

For Students 3rd
Here is a division learning exercise which has learners focus on the completion of word problems. They will read and respond to ten word problems with no remainders.
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Study Jams! Creating Equations from Word Problems

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Word problems are full of information waiting to be deciphered. This animated video explains how to look for the important parts and how to translate those word cues into the correct signs. Go through a problem from start to finish and...
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How To Work Word Problems in Algebra

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Your algebra learners will pick up some solid algebra problem solving skills and a plan of approach for some typical types of word problems in this scripted worksheet that shows how to set up and organize each type of problem, create the...
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Word Problem Solving- Exponential Growth And Decay

For Students 7th - 11th
Concepts from the last few videos, particularly exponential growth and decay functions, are covered in this video about word problems. Viewers can apply their new (or growing) algebraic knowledge to solve the word problems along with Sal.
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Constructing Linear Equations to Solve Word Problems

For Students 7th - 11th
Sal takes your class’ newfound (or growing) knowledge of graphs of lines to the next level. He presents a few word problems in which mathematicians need to understand how to use linear function graphs.
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Subtraction Word Problems #1

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Practice subtraction skills and word problem strategies with your second graders. After reviewing the example at the top of the page, learners solve 14 word problems involving subtraction. A great way to practice mental math!
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Creating Multiplication Word Problems

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Skip counting and the creation of multiplication words problems are the focus of this math lesson. Learners utilize images from KidPics4Learning in order to create their very own multiplication words problems. For example: they could...
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Real-Life Word Problems

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Prepare your second graders for word problems with a straightforward review worksheet. Use it after a unit on addition and subtraction up to 100, or after you have worked on money math. A sample word problem prompts young learners to...
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Real-Life Word Problems, Part 2

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Are you looking for word problems to fit into your Common Core math lesson? Use this resource to assess your third graders' problem-solving skills. They read 14 word problems involving multiplication and division, and write the answers...
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Calculator Word Problems (2)

For Teachers 4th - 5th
A series of word problems relate to money and real world applications. Learners are encouraged to use calculators to solve each of the problems, however they can be solved with out the use of a technological device. Note: All money is in...
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Money Word Problems #1

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Having money problems? How about 19 more? Scholars begin with 10 money-related word problems, some requiring they understand different coin values. They add and subtract for these, and although there are also opportunities for division...
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Subtraction Word Problems

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Practice mental math using a worksheet full of subtraction word problems! First graders subtract slices of pizza, books from a shelf, and balls that are buried by a dog. They write the answer to each problem in the space provided after...
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Multiplication Word Problems 2-3 Digits

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this math worksheet, students solve 6 word problems in which 2 or 3 digit numbers are multiplied. There are 6 worksheets available here.
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Addition Word Problems - Two Addends

For Students 1st - 2nd
Find the sum for each of these 5 word problems. Learners add two numbers together to get an answer.
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Solving Elapsed Time Word Problems to the Nearest Minute

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Learn the strategy of using a number line in the fourth of a five part series on solving elapsed-time word problems. Two examples help lead learners through the thought process behind identifying the variables in a word problem and then...
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Subtracting Decimals Word Problem

For Students 5th - 7th
Solving word problems is a great way to add value by applying mathematical operations to a real life situation. This video shows how to solve a word problem by subtracting decimal numbers. Sal uses different colors and provides a full...
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Solve Fraction Word Problems: Using Key Words and Pictures

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Word problems are the focus in the seventh of eight lessons on understanding fractions. Young mathematicians are instructed in finding key words to solve the problem using a four-step system: 1) find the unit 2) find the total number of...
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Multiplication Word Problems

For Students 4th
In this multiplication word problem activity, 4th graders use work space provided to complete a set of 4 word problems. Answers are included on page 2.
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Division Word Problems - Three by Two Digit

For Students 4th - 5th
In this division word problem worksheet, students use work space provided solve a total of 4 word problems. Answers are included.
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Single-Digit Division Word Problems #2

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Here is a division word problem worksheet which invites learners to show their work in spaces provided, solving a total of five problems. Answers are included on page 2.
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Division Word Problems

For Students 4th
In this division word problem worksheet, 4th graders shown their work in spaces provided and solve a total of 5 problems. Answers are included on page 2.
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Word Problem Practice Workbook

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Need worksheets that challenge your middle schoolers to apply their understanding of math? Problem solved! From integers, fractions, and percents, to algebra, geometry, and probability, over 100 pages of word problem worksheets are...
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Solve 1-Step Word Problems Involving Division

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Upper graders solve division word problems containing up to 4-digit numbers. They write the number sentence and answer for each problem. Various problems are presented along with word clues and problem solving strategies. 
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Solving Word Problems

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders demonstrate how to solve addition and subtraction word problems. In this problem solving lesson, 2nd graders review the steps of solving a word problem and solve word problems in small groups. Each group discusses how they...
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Easy Addition Word Problems, Version 1

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this word problems instructional activity, students read the word problems and use addition to solve them. Students solve 5 word problems.
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Addition Word Problems 1, Version 2

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this addition word problems worksheet, learners use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add numbers.
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Addition Word Problems 2, Version 1

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this addition word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add.
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Addition Word Problems 2 Version 4

For Students 1st - 2nd
What do eggs, apples, oranges, and candy all have in common? They can all be used in word problems! Here are 5 different word problems in which learners will need to add or subtract single and double-digit numbers.
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Addition Word Problems 3, Version 2

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this addition word problems instructional activity, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add numbers.
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Addition Word Problems 4, Version 2

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this addition word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add numbers.
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Mixed Operation Word Problems 1, Version 1

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this mixed operations word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
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Mixed Operation Word Problems 1, Version 3

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this mixed operations word problems learning exercise, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
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Mixed Operation Word Problems 1, Version 4

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this mixed operations word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
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Mixed Operation Word Problems 2, Version 2

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this mixed operations word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
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Mixed Operation Word Problems 2, Version 3

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this mixed operations word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
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Addition Word Problems 3, Version 4

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this addition word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add numbers.
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Addition Word Problems 4, Version 3

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this addition word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add numbers.
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Addition Word Problems 4, Version 4

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this addition word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add numbers.
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TAKS Math Quiz-Division Word Problems

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this TAKS math quiz instructional activity, learners take an online quiz focused on division word problems. Quiz can be graded online by clicking a link.
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem with an Equation Using Division?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Maria is 12 years old. How do you know that? Follow the teacher as she shows you how to set up and solve this word problem. Don't forget to check your answer.
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Percent Word Problems

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Take young mathematicians' understanding of percents into the real world with this series of word problems. Involving a variety of contexts from calculating scores on math tests and savings account interest, to determining sale prices...
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem By Writing an Inequality?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
An inequality in a word problem? And there's a fraction too?! As if word problems weren't hard enough! You can do this, just follow along as the instructor explains each step in solving this word problem.
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How Do You Solve and Graph Inequalities from a Word Problem?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Are you befuddled after reading this word problem? Not only is it a word problem but there are two variables, and not only does it have two variables, but it is an inequality. Don't pull your hair out! Take a deep breath and watch this...
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using a Function?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Yes, it's a word problem but you have all the information you need to solve it. You have a formula, and they have given you a value to plug in. So get to it and write out the formula, plug in the value and solve this word problem.
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using the Elimination by Subtraction Method?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Use word problems to teach systems of equations! The instructor in this video demonstrates how to solve a word problem using a system of equations and the elimination by subtraction method. She goes through each step, carefully...
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using the Direct Variation Formula?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your class figure out how much "Teddy" weighs on the moon and how to translate words into algebra! This video shows pupils how to take a word problem, and then solve it using the direct variation formula and given information. Great...
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using a Function?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Yes, it's a word problem but you have all the information you need to solve it. You have a formula, and they have given you a value to plug in. So get to it and write out the formula, plug in the value and solve this word problem.
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem by Subtracting Polynomials?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
It's not a complicated word problem, but the picture frame just gives the problem a little context. So you are trying to find the difference, which means subtraction. The instructor reviews how to distribute the negative sign to the...
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using Ratios?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The teacher demonstrates how to set up a word problem into a ratio of fractions. There are many ways to solve this equivalent ratios problem and the instructor chooses to find a multiplier to find the missing value.
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Unit Fraction Word Problems

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
A set of worksheets prompts learners to practice solving fraction-based word problems. Each problem involves the division of whole numbers by unit fractions. As they work, mathematicians begin to see how division relates to...
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Multiplication Word Problems 2-3 Digit Worksheet #2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this multiplication activity, students read and study 8 word problems. Students solve each problem by multiplying the two or three digit numbers.
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Turtles in my Sandbox - Math Word Problems

For Students 4th - 5th
In this online interactive math word problem worksheet, fourth and fifth graders solve 10 word problems using mixed operations. They select the appropriate answers and submit their answers to be scored.
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Tricky Word Problems - Choosing the Operation

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Decipher the equations in these addition and subtraction word problems. Two examples at the top of the page guide second graders as they solve the rest of the problems. There is no space to write out the equation, but there is a place to...
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How Do You Solve a Ratio Word Problem?

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Review how to calculate ratios using this film. The instructor works through word problems involving a ratio. This is a wonderful way to make ratios easier to understand.
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #5

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Six word problems make up this mixed practice worksheet. Pupils work with money, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing using numbers up to 250. 
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #6

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Nine questions make up a mixed practice worksheet. The word problems require scholars to show what they know about money, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using numbers up to 5,300.
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #8

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Six questions make up a mixed practice instructional activity. Scholars use their knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, money, perimeter, ounces, and pounds to solve word problems with numbers up to 66,000.
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Integer Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers are prompted to solve six word problems, involving the addition and subtraction of integers. This worksheet contains real-world applications, including finding temperature changes. Invite your students to try solving the...
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #1

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Five word problems make up a practice page designed to reinforce subtraction, multiplication, and division. Word problems require scholars to perform operations using numbers up to 1,400. 
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #2

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Reinforce math the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, with a six problem learning exercise. Each question is presented in word problem format that requires learners to perform operations of numbers up...
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #7

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Five questions make up a mixed practice worksheet. Pupils use their skills in addition, subtraction, and multiplication to answer word problems consisting of numbers up to 130. 
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #3

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Seven word problems make up this mixed practice worksheet. Learners perform operations of addition and subtraction to solve problems using numbers up to 2,800. 
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #4

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Reinforce math skills with a mixed practice worksheet. Five word problems cover addition, subtraction, and multiplication using numbers up to 1,300.  
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #9

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Reinforce math concepts of multiplication, division, area, cups, and perimeter, with a mixed practice worksheet that offers five word problems.
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #10

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Reinforce math concepts with a five question, mixed practice worksheet. Questions presented as word problems require scholars to show what they know about multiplication, division, money, and converting inches to feet.  
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #12

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Five questions make up a mixed practice instructional activity consisting of word problems that cover subtraction, multiplication, pounds, and distance.  
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Mixed Practice Word Problems #11

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Reinforce math concepts with a mixed practice worksheet. Scholars use their knowledge of addition, subtraction, and working with money to solve five word problems. 
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Transforming Word Problems into Number Sentences Transforming Word Problems into Number Sentences

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Practice using problem solving strategies by breaking down word problems into a series of visual "stair" steps. Learners restate what is being asked, locate word clues, eliminate unnecessary information, and determine the operation to be...
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Grade 5 Fractions Word Problems

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young mathematicians apply their fractions skills in the real world with this simple word problem worksheet.
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Time Word Problems

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Six word problems review the concept of elapsed time with your second and third graders. Provide each learner with a paper clock to aid them in solving the word problems. 
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem by Subtracting and Multiplying Polynomials?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Apply the distributive property to multiply a monomial times a polynomial to get the area of a rectangle. Then use this information to solve a word problem.
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Solving 1- to 2-Step Word Problems

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Explore mathematical functions by solving word problems using addition and subtraction. The class participates in a monetary activity in which they utilize a budget to determine if they can afford to buy certain objects added together....
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Addition Word Problems

For Students 3rd
In this addition problem solving worksheet, 3rd graders solve five word problems using three addends. Students show all of their work in the available space on the worksheet.
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Subtraction Word Problems

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this subtraction problem solving worksheet, students read the 5 word problems and subtract two-digit numbers to calculate the answer. Students show their work in the space provided.
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Multiplication & Division Word Problems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Show your class all the hard work you have put into their lesson by showing this PowerPoint presentation. They will not only be proud of you, but it will help them solve multiplication and division word problems using the algorithms.
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Got the Time? (Math Word Problems)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Upper graders work with peers to solve word problems related to time and independently solve word problems that involve calculating time. They will show their ability to solve and work through mathematical operations. A worksheet is...
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Solving Word Problems with Addition

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Upper graders explore solving word problems with addition of money. They will read problems and solve them. Furthermore, they participate in various activities such as singing about problem solving. A very detailed instructional activity.
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Two Passing Bicycles Word Problems

For Students 8th - 12th
In this video, Sal solves a word problem sent in by a listener that has two cyclists riding towards each other over a given amount of time. It is an interesting problem regarding ratios and the relationship between distance, rate, and...
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Algebraic Word Problem

For Students 7th - 11th
For most people, solving word problems is not that easy. But Sal makes it look simple! Follow along as he unpacks this complicated word problem. He even demonstrates how to the answer. Excellent!
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem with an Equation Using Addition?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Watch and learn how to set up a simple equation to this word problem. It's very straightforward. And you can solve it too.
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem with Exponential Growth?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Does this word problem describe exponential growth? Is something increasing? Is it increasing at a constant rate? How much is it increasing? Use the function formula for exponential growth to figure out this problem.
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using Unit Rates?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here's a real-world word problem. It involves walking for a certain amount of time. There are some given values to use. So take the given values, set up the ratio and then convert that to a unit rate value. Now use this unit rate to get...
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using the Elimination by Subtraction Method?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Use word problems to teach systems of equations! The instructor in this video demonstrates how to solve a word problem using a system of equations and the elimination by subtraction method. She goes through each step, carefully...
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using Ratios?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The teacher demonstrates how to set up a word problem into a proportion. There are many ways to solve this equivalent ratios problem and the instructor chooses to find a multiplier to find the missing value.
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Solving 2-step Word Problems Involving Division and any one of the Fundamental Operations Including Money

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine mathematical word problems. In this 2-step word problems lesson, students discover the correct sequence to solving these types of word problems. They practice through both role play and small group activities. There is...
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School Word Problems

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this word problem worksheet, the young scholars will analyze each story problem. The students will decipher which process to use in the completion of nine word problems and then write one story problem of their own on the lines...
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Solving Word Problems Involving Subtraction

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students solve subtraction word problems. In this 1 to 100,000 subtraction with and without regrouping lesson plan, students use Polya's problem solving strategies to solve word problems as a whole class and in small groups. Students...
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Infinite Pre-Algebra: Two-Step Equation Word Problems

For Students 9th - 12th
For this two step equations worksheet, students solve 14 word problems in short answer format. Students write a linear equation and solve given a word problem.
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Math Word Problems

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this math word problems learning exercise, learners read and problem solve by subtracting. In this fill in the blank learning exercise, students solve three problems.
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Math Word Problems

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this math word problems worksheet, students problem solve by multiplying 1-digit numbers. In this fill in the blank worksheet, students find two products.
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Fruit Pursuit: Word Problems

For Students 4th - 6th
In this fractions instructional activity, students solve 3 word problems with a fruit theme that require using fractions to determine the answer.
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Math Word Problems

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this word problems worksheet, students add 2-digit numbers to solve. In this fill in the blank worksheet, students find two sums.
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Easy Addition Word Problems, Version 4

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use addition to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Addition Word Problems 2, Version 2

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use addition to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Algebraic Word Problem

For Students 7th - 11th
For most people, solving word problems is not that easy. But Sal makes it look simple! Follow along as he unpacks this complicated word problem. He even demonstrates how to the answer. Excellent!
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4th Grade Math: Multi-Step Word Problems

For Students 4th Standards
Solving word problems requires reading comprehension and math computation. Through an interactive slideshow presentation, fourth graders observe and follow each step toward solve multiplication and division word problems. 
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Fraction and Decimal Word Problems No Problem!

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Searching for a way to improve young mathematicians' problem solving skills? Look no further. This comprehensive collection of word problem worksheets has exactly what you need to help students apply their understanding of fractions,...
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Mixed Practice with Fractions

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Help young mathematicians see how fractions are used every day in the world around them with a series of problem solving exercises. Offering eight different word problems, this instructional activity challenges children to apply their...
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Word Problems

For Teachers 8th Standards
Use several skills to solve word problems leading to systems of equations. Scholars define variables and write equations to model situations described within word problems. Pupils solve the resulting system of linear equations using...
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Practice: Word Problems

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Congratulations, you've just hit the word problem jackpot! Covering an incredible range of topics from integers and fractions, to percents, geometry, and much more, this collection of worksheets will keep young mathematicians busy...
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Solving Word Problems

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Lower young mathematicians' affective filter with a problem solving presentation that details four steps to make word problems appear less daunting. 
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Christmas Fraction Word Problems

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Reinforce fraction skills with a Christmas-themed math worksheet. Scholars solve three word problems using fraction circles that represent a holiday pie. 
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Addition Word Problems #2

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Expose scholars to the ways addition is constantly used through 15 word problems. Many of these have more than two addends, and several involve money math and adding numbers with decimals to the hundredths place. Learners also must use...
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Comprehension of Word Problems

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students demonstrate how to solve multiplication word problems. In this problem solving lesson, students read examples of multiplication word problems and are taught how to use repeated addition to solve the problems. This strategy is...
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Multiplication Math Problems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this multiplication worksheet, students solve 56 multiplication math problems involving multiplying the numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.
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Analyzing Word Problems (Transforming Word Problems into Number Sentence)

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Third and fourth graders solve word problems by developing number sentences. They create number sentences to calculate word problems. Pupils complete an exercise transforming from words to number sentences.
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Trigonometry Word Problems (Part 1)

For Students 10th - 12th
Sal starts to solve a trigonometric word problem of a wayward ship captain who veers off course and once aware of his predicament, needs to know how far he is from his destination. Instead of using the Law of Cosines in his solution, Sal...
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Mixed Addition/Subtraction Word Problems One -Version 1

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use addition or subtraction to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Easy Division Word Problems Version 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Division Word Problems Three- Version 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Word Problems of Equal Share and Equal Groups

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Explore this engaging approach to division problem solving with young scholars. They construct story problems after drawing 3 cards that give them a type of object, how many they have of that object, and the number of groups the object...
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Algebra Word Problems, No Problem!

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
No worries. Problem-solving steps are emphasized on every reproducible worksheet in this packet containing about 75 word problems. Each problem set leads learners step by step through the problem-solving process as they practice...
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Two Interpretations of Division

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Division can be seen in two ways; as splitting a whole into a certain number of pieces, or splitting it into pieces of a certain size. Help your class reach this understanding with these two simple word problems. Encourage the use of...
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Multi-Step Problems

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Engage your young mathematicians with this multi-step word problem activity. Offering five clearly written problems, this exercise challenges children to apply their critical thinking and basic arithmetic skills to a range of real world...
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Halloween Word Problems

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Young mathematicians are put to the test in a worksheet that requires them to help another school plan a Halloween party. By reading word problems, learners decide whether to multiply or divide in order to solve.
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Simplify Ratio: Word Problems

For Students 4th - 6th
Use this story problems about ratio activity to have learners read word problems with given ratios and find the designated numbers or distances. They solve four problems. 
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Trigonometry work problems (part 2)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this part 2 video, Sal finishes the trigonometric word problem of the wayward ship captain. He wisely continues the algebra work on the problem before finally turning to his calculator for the very last calculation.
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Two-Step Word Problems

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Mathematics minors practice solving two-step word problems. They review the steps in solving word problems and read a word problem from the board. Have them identify the operations needed to solve the problem by acting out the problem or...
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Analyzing Word Problems Involving Multiplication

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Learners sometimes have difficulty making sense of a word problem. In a guided learning activity, pupils are asked to think about how to find an answer and explain their thinking, rather than finding the answer. It allows them to...
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Addition Word Problems Up to 20

For Students K - 1st
Because this addition word problem has the answer written on the same page, consider using it as a warm-up and projecting it. Simply cover up the answer until you're ready. The problem has beginners adding up two single-digit numbers for...
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Spring Math Word Problems

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Learners solve two word problems, one addition and one subtraction. They read each problem, determine what is being asked, then draw pictures to help them solve. This would work well as a warm up, concept review, or challenge for early...
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Independent Practice 2: Fraction Word Problems

For Students 5th - 6th
Learners solve and complete 10 different problems that include word problems and various fractions. Terrific independent practice problems.
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Write Your Own Word Problem!

For Students K - 2nd
These addition word problems are written out in boxes that lend themselves to laminating and cutting out for a math station. There are 8 scenarios in all, each with an image and prompting learners to use the single-digit information to...
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Molar Mass Word Problems

For Students 10th
All units and significant figures should be used correctly as part of this check on molar mass calculations.  These word problems range in complexity and present the missing variable in different ways. Your young scientists might enjoy...
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Subtraction Word Problems

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this subtraction word problems worksheet, students show their work and solve a total of 5 problems. Answers are included on page 2.
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Subtraction Word Problems #3

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this subtraction worksheet, students show their word in spaces provided, solving a set of 4 subtraction word problems. Answers are included on page 2.
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Multiplication Word Problems

For Students 4th - 5th
In this multiplication word problem worksheet, students find the products in 4 two and three digit multiplication problems. They show their work in the work space and write their answer on the blank line.
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Menu Math

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Getting a meal, side dish, drink, and dessert can be delicious—but it can be expensive too! Practice addition and subtraction with money in a activity that focuses on a sample menu, complete with task cards and word problems.
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Adding Mixed Numbers (Unlike Denominators)

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Mix things things up in your elementary math class with a series of problem-solving exercises. Presented with a series of mixed number word problems, young mathematicians are asked to solve them by using either visual fraction models or...
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using an Inequality With Variables on Both Sides?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Don't skip this word problem! Take one piece at a time in writing out this inequality. Once you have an expression that represents the words in this inequality, the rest will seem easy. So watch this video to get a better understanding...
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How Do You Use Division With Positive Numbers to Solve an Inequality Word Problem?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A word problem with one variable and two given numbers. This word problem seems doable from the start. Wait, it's an inequality. Don't worry about that piece, just get the expression written and do the math. Watch this video and see how...
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How Do You Set Up a Proportion from a Word Problem?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
In this word problem, the skill to remember is to match up the similar measurements. This means the inches match up with the inches and the feet match up with the feet measurements. This problem is a ratio and is written as fractions....
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Math Word Problems

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Gaining proficiency with mathematical word problems is a crucial skill for your students to master.
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How Do You Determine Which Operations to Use in a Word Problem?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Word problems can be tricky. Lucky for you there are key words that can help you identify the operation needed to successfully complete any word problem. This tutorial helps you pick out key words and what those words indicate in terms...
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How Do You Use Division With Negative Numbers to Solve an Inequality Word Problem?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A word problem that needs to be written as an inequality to solve. This expression seems pretty straightforward and only takes one step to solve. But wait, the division property was used with a negative number so the inequality sign has...
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using an Inequality Where You're Multiplying Negative Fractions?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
It just doesn't seem right to lose points when answer a question incorrectly. Well, that's what this word problem is all about. So calculate how many incorrect answers the team gave. Don't forget to flip the inequality when dealing with...
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Subtracting in Word Problems

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here is a real-life subtraction word problem that not only shows how to analyze a word problem but thoroughly describes the subtraction process. This is a fantastic video perfect for introducing both subtraction and problem solving...
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How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using a Multi-Step Inequality?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
This real-world word problem seems pretty complicated, but it's really not. It only takes four steps once you have an original expression to solve this problem. There are some negative numbers involved in this inequality. So don't forget...
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Multiplying Fractions Word Problem

For Students 4th - 7th
Word problems are a great way to help learners visualize and understand why fractions are so important. Sal determines what fraction of 3/4 cup of oats he will need if he is making 1/2 a recipe. He uses drawings to demonstrate why one...
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Multistep Ratio and Percent Word Problems - Independent Practice Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Math in real life IS a thing and your learners can see how when they practice ratio word problems. Use the handy ratio to convert between measurements and figure out the answer when given a change of information. Resource also comes with...
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Division Word Problems

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Learners show their work in spaces provided and solve a set of four problems. Answers are included on page 2. A good worksheet!
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Ratios and Proportions Word Problem Worksheet

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this ratios and proportions worksheet, students solve 7 word problems. They are given the ratio in each problem so that they can apply it when solving the problem.
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Generate Measurement Data Word Problems

For Students 2nd - 5th
Plot data for three word problems, each with a table of data. Learners create line plots for these, all of which have only single-digit whole numbers. The large text and few number of problems make this ideal as a whole-class warm up....
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Mixed Multiplication/Division Word Problems One- Version 2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use multiplication or division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Mixed Multiplication/Division Word Problems One- Version 3

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems learning exercise, students read the word problems and use multiplication or division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Mixed Multiplication/Division Word Problems Two- Version 2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems learning exercise, students read the word problems and use multiplication or division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Mixed Multiplication/Division Word Problems Two- Version 3

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use multiplication or division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Mixed Multiplication/Division Word Problems Two- Version 4

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, learners read the word problems and use multiplication or division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Multiplication and Division Word Problems One - Version 3

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and solve them using multiplication or division. Students solve 5 problems.
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Mixed Multiplication/Division Word Problems One - Version 4

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and solve them using multiplication or division. Students solve 5 problems.
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Mixed Multiplication/Division Word Problems Two - Version 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and solve them using multiplication or division. Students solve 5 problems.
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Mixed Multiplication/Division Word Problems Two Version 3

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and solve using multiplication or division. Students solve 5 problems.
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Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this addition and subtraction word problems learning exercise, students solve 22 word problems that require them to subtract using 2, 3, and 4-digit numbers.
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Subtraction Word Problems Two- Version 3

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use subtraction to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Subtraction Word Problems 3

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this subtraction word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 word problems that require them to subtract numbers.
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Multiplication Word Problems 2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems activity, learners read the words problems and use multiplication to solve the problems. Students solve 5 word problems.
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Multiplication Word Problems Two- Version 4

For Students 4th - 5th
For this word problems worksheet, learners read the word problems and use multiplication to solve word problems. Students complete 5 problems.
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Multiplication Word Problems Three Version 2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use multiplication to solve the problems. Students complete 5 problems.
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Multiplication Word Problems Four- Version 3

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems instructional activity, students read the word problems and use multiplication to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Easy Division Word Problems Version 2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Division Word Problems One Version 3

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems learning exercise, students read the word problems and use division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Division Word Problems One Version 4

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Division Word Problems Two Version 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Division Word Problems Two Version 2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Division Word Problems Two- Version 4

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Division Word Problems Three- Version 2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems instructional activity, students read the word problems and use division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Division Word Problems

For Students 4th - 5th
For this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Division Word Problems Three- Version 4

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems activity, students read the word problems and use division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Mixed Multiplication and Division Word Problems One- Version 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use multiplication or division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Mixed Multiplication/Division Word Problems Two- Version 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems activity, students read the word problems and use multiplication or division to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Mixed Operation Word Problems 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this mixed operations word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 5 problems that require them to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
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Mixed Addition and Subtraction Word Problems One- Version 4

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this addition and subtraction worksheet, students read the word problems and use addition or subtraction to solve the problems. Students complete 5 problems.
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Easy Multiplication Word Problems Version 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use multiplication to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Easy Multiplication Word Problems Version 2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use multiplication to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Easy Multiplication Word Problems Version 4

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use multiplication to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Multiplication Word Problems One - Version 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems activity, students read the word problems and use multiplication to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.
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Multiplication Word Problems One- Version 2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word problems worksheet, students read the word problems and use multiplication to solve the problems. Students solve 5 problems.