"Bud is helping his mother bake an apple pie for Thanksgiving dinner. He peels the apples. It takes him two minutes to peel an apple. How long does it take him to peel seven apples?" Five Thanksgiving-themed multiplication word problems.
"Eddie can pick and clean ten pumpkins per hour. How many can he do in four hours? How many in five? How many in six?" Five Thanksgiving-themed skip counting (by tens) word problems.
"Pierre wants to buy a new mountain bike that costs $999. This summer, he earned $476 mowing lawns. This winter he has already earned $201 shoveling snow. How much money has he earned so far this year?" Five winter-themed addition 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.
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.
"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.
"Cowboy Jake is competing in a rodeo. In the last event, a bull kicks him in the arm and breaks it, but he still wins $144 in all. How much does he have left after he pays a doctor $66 to put his arm in a cast?"
"There are fourteen boys in Mark’s chess club. For Thanksgiving they participate in a food drive. They visit 70 houses and collect a total of 210 cans of food. How many cans of food did they collect per house, on average?" Five Thanksgiving-themed division 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.
"Marie's family all had lunch in a small patisserie. The meal cost €48. What was the average cost of the meal per person, in dollars?" Four word problems for converting euros to dollars.
"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.
Interactive rules and practice of word problems involving real world situations in converting units of money, time, length/distance, liquid volume and weight in U.S. standards. CC: Math: 5.MD.A.1
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.
"For lunch at the Renaissance Fair, Tyler and Amanda each buy a turkey leg and an apple dumpling. Each food item costs $3.50. How much do their lunches cost altogether?"
"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?"
"We know that, on average, each tree absorbs from 13 to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. We have planted 15 trees. How much carbon dioxide absorption will the trees we’ve already planted enable in the next 50 years?" Five math problems with an environmental theme.
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.
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.
"Tickets for a tour of the Great Wall of China are 50 rmb for adults and 30 rmb for children ages 12-24. How much does it cost for Simon and his family in all? How much in dollars?" Four word problems for converting pesos to dollars.
Math problems to figure out which teams won their games, reading a graph; plus designing a superbowl commercial and a general knowledge crossword puzzle.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
"Cowboy Tom worked from seven in the morning until three in the afternoon yesterday building two miles of fence. He was paid $48. What was his hourly wage?"
"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.