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• "How many e-mails does he forward in one week altogether?" One page; 12 word problems with contemporary themes.
• "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?"
• "Rebecca is going skiing with her family. It is a seventy-mile drive to the mountain where they ski. They have driven forty miles so far. How far is it to the mountain now?" Five winter-themed subtraction word problems.
• 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.
• "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.
• "Renee’s mother has forty-eight pieces of pumpkin pie on the counter in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. The dog eats six while she’s not looking. How many pieces of pie are left?"
• 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.
• 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.
• "Clem really likes cross country skiing. Last week he skied twenty-one miles. This weekend he skied seven more miles. How many miles did he ski altogether?" Five winter-themed addition word problems.
• "Tracy collects forty-eight icicles for her science class. They are twenty-five inches long on average. What is the total length of the icicles Tracy collects?" Five winter-themed multiplication 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.
• Math problems to figure out which teams won their games, reading a graph; plus designing a superbowl commercial and a general knowledge crossword puzzle.
• "Here is a table of what Jenny planted in the new flower garden. Read the table and answer the questions."
• "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.
• "Yolanda’s Thanksgiving turkey weighs twenty pounds. Her family eats seventeen pounds at dinner. How many pounds are left?"
• 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.
• "There are two boys in every row on Bruce’s bus. How many boys are there in two rows?" Five school-themed math problems using skip counting.
• "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.
• Roll the dice and move across the board by division equations. Laminate for a fun, reusable classroom game.

• "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.
• 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.
• "The Wizard Mandragon has a part-time job making flying brooms for witches. This year he had a special Halloween sale and sold brooms for \$40 each. He earned a total of \$240. How many brooms did he sell?" Five Halloween-themed division 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.
• "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?"
• 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.
• "Anne is a witch. She has two black cats. How many more does she have to find if she needs ten black cats for her spell?" Five Halloween-themed word problems.
• "Mr. Vogel is a farmer. He raised twenty turkeys this year. He sold eighteen and kept two as pets. He charged sixteen dollars per turkey. What was the total selling price?" Five Thanksgiving-themed multiplication word problems.
• Two pages of decimal division with twenty equations per page. Includes decimals to the tenths and hundredths places.

• "Last year there were 89 third graders at Johnson Elementary School. This year there are five more." Five school-themed math addition problems.
• An explanation of multiple-step word problems with ten problems and an answer sheet.
• Several activities to help students understand the differences between chance and probability. Common Core: Grade 6 Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.A.1, 6.SPA.2

• "Greg and his friends are making Thanksgiving decorations. Each child makes five. How many do four children make? How many do five make? How many do six make?" Five Thanksgiving-themed skip counting (by fives) word problems.
• "Myron analyzed the caloric content of his Thanksgiving dinner for his science class. His serving of stuffing had 619 calories. His serving of pumpkin pie had 780 calories. His serving of turkey had 282 calories. How many calories were there in his stuffing and turkey combined?"
• "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.
• Directions for regrouping in addition, subtraction, and multiplication. One page for each skill, plus examples.
• A set of 6 word problems, with lines to show work.

• Converting word problems into equations and solving the equations. Common Core Math: 5.OA.1

Common Core_Math_6.EE.A.1, 6.EE.A.2, 6.EE.A.3,
• "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.
• "Look at the clock. What time does Brenda get up on Thanksgiving Day?" Five time-telling questions with clocks.
• One digit with regrouping. Two addends; columns; five pages plus answers.