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Problem Solving

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  • "Mary did six exercises and studied three pages a day. By the end of one week, how many exercises had she done, and how many pages had she studied?" One page of word problems, with addition, subtraction, and multiplication.
  • "How many e-mails does he forward in one week altogether?" One page; 12 word problems with contemporary themes.
  • "On her tenth birthday, Ashleigh received $20 from her Aunt Liz..." Several pages of word problems about money using everyday examples that students can easily understand.
  • Three pages of complex math problems draw on critical thinking skills and logic in order to find the correct solution.
  • Jennifer wants to buy a new hockey puck that costs $5.25. She has $2.30. She can earn 50 cents an hour by raking leaves. How many hours will she have to work to get the money she needs? Six word problems.
  • "Ms. Lawson hid 365 eggs in her yard for an egg hunt. The children found 329 eggs. How many eggs did they NOT find?"
  • Heather says, "I have two numbers in mind. When I subtract the smaller from the larger, the difference is seven. When I multiply the two numbers, the product is eighteen. What are my two numbers?" Six word problems.
  • There are pictures of snakes in three overlapping circles. There are ten snakes in circle A, twenty snakes in circle B, and thirteen snakes in circle C. Six of the snakes are in both circles A and B. Five of the snakes are in both circles B and C. How many snakes are there in all? Six word problems.
  • All the word problems from sets A-U, unnumbered and unformatted; these can be cut into strips and glued into math journals for daily practice. Answers are provided.
  • Cody had nineteen pieces of candy. He gave five away. Then he ate six pieces. He traded four pieces for a baseball card. How many pieces of candy does he have left? Six word problems.
  • Create a story problem for this answer: "Morgan caught four turkeys." Six word problems.
  • Dylan poured punch at the class party. There are twenty-five people in Dylanís class. He gave each person 100 ml of punch. How many liters of punch did the class need for the party? Six word problems.
  • Michael had nineteen balloons. Eight of them were red, four were blue, two were yellow, and the rest were green. How many were green? Six word problems.
  • Kyle had four bags of candy that he bought for $1.50 per bag. Each bag has six pieces of candy in it. How many more bags does he need to buy to give each of his twenty-five classmates one piece? How much will it cost altogether? Six word problems.
  • Create a story problem for this answer: Jacob had four caramel apples left over. Six word problems.
  • Amanda had $3.00. She bought a hot dog for $1.35, chips for 35 cents, and a drink for 85 cents. Did she have enough money? Did she have money left over? If so, how much? Six word problems.
  • Joseph has two cousins. The sum of their ages is 18 years. One cousin is four years older than the other. Mrs. Smith guessed that the ages were 7 and 11. Was her guess correct? Six word problems.
  • John finished a bicycle race in second place. The first four people crossed the finish line at: one-twenty, a quarter after one, five minutes to one and 1:07. What time did John cross the finish line? Six word problems.
  • Robert went to the store with $10.00. He bought a notebook, three pencils and two erasers. He came home with $2.89. How much money did he spend? Six word problems.
  • "Lisa bought 5 pencils at the school store. The cost of each pencil is 33 cents. How much did Lisa pay for her purchase?" One page, five problems.
  • Four addition word problems with a Valentine's Day theme.
  • Practice math skills using a restaurant menu.
  • "Cathy bought a bottle of glue and a box of crayons. How much did she spend?" Use the price list to solve these simple addition problems.
  • 21 pages of word problems; six problems per page. Pages are lettered. Some sets of questions contain a "brain teaser".