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.
"Cowboy Tom helped at a roundup. He earned $1.50 for every cow he caught. The first week, he caught 99 cows. The second week he caught 273. How many did he catch altogether?" Five addition problems.
"It takes 55% less water to make recycled paper than normal paper... How much water would the same factory use to make the same amount of normal paper?" Five word problems with an environmental theme.
"Matt has to read a 53-page book by tomorrow. So far he has read 48 pages. How many more pages does he have to read?" Five school-themed subtraction word problems.
"Mike and his brother Pat are selling pumpkins they grew. If Mike sells nine and Pat sells seven, how many do they sell in all?" Five Thanksgiving-themed addition word problems.
"Ed and his sister are helping cook Thanksgiving dinner. They decide to have a potato-peeling contest. Ed peels twenty-two. His sister peels six more than that. How many did she peel?" Five Thanksgiving-themed addition word problems.
"Mike's hockey team has scored an average of four goals in each of their last ten games. How many goals have they scored in all?" Five winter-themed multiplication word problems.
Abigail saw the same number of pigs and chickens at the farm. She counted twelve legs. How many were pig legs and how many were chicken legs? Six word problems.
Andrea brought seventy-five Valentines candies to school. If there are twenty-eight students in her class, how many candies can each student have if Andrea wants them all to have the same amount? Will there be any left over? Six word problems.
Jordan has eight apples. Cameron has half as many apples as Jordan. Natalie has three-quarters as many apples as Cameron. How many apples does each person have? How many do they have altogether? Six word problems.
Brooke has eleven flowers. She has more tulips than roses. What are the possible combinations of tulips and roses, if she only has these two types of flowers? Six word problems.
Dakota went to the store. He bought three note pads for $.75 each, four pencils at 2 for $.35 and one candy bar, which was being sold at 3 for $1.80. How much money did he spend? How much did he get back from the $10.00 he gave the clerk? Six word problems.
Sydney got twenty-one e-mails on Monday, nineteen on Tuesday, thirty-seven on Wednesday, eight on Thursday, and twenty-three on Friday. How many e-mails did she get on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, combined? Six word problems.
"Petra wants to buy a small replica of the pyramid at Chichén Itzá. She has $15 left. The pyramid costs 200 pesos. Does she have enough money?" Four word problems for converting pesos to dollars.
"Mike and his family all had dinner in a French restaurant in Montreal. The meal cost $150 Canadian. What was the average cost of the meal per person, in U.S. dollars?" Four word problems with converting Canadian to US dollars.
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.
Dylan poured punch at the class party. There are twenty-five people in Dylan’s class. He gave each person 100 ml of punch. How many liters of punch did the class need for the party? Six word problems.
"Cowboy Jake is afraid of rattlesnakes. He sees a lot of them on the ranch where he lives. In fact, he sees an average of thirty every year. About how many has he seen in the nine years he has lived on the ranch?"
Mr. Wilder is taller than Ms. White. Mr. Singer is shorter than Ms. White. Ms. Jackson is taller than Ms. White, but she is not the tallest teacher. Put all of these teachers in order according to their height. Six word problems.
Paige, Cassandra, and Katie earned $12.45 by working for a neighbor. Assuming they worked equal amounts, what would each girl’s share be? Six word problems.
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.
The imaginative setting of a pizza parlor is used to help with fractions. If each person wants three slices, and everyone wants extra cheese, but only two people want mushrooms....
"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.
"The duckling lived in a farm with 45 animals. There were 10 pigs, 12 goats, 5 dogs, 2 horses and the rest were sheep." Choose the equation that best expresses the word problem.
"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.