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# Problem Solving

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• "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.
• Practice math skills using a restaurant menu.
• "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.
• An 8 page pumpkin shape book of math word problems related to October and Halloween.
• 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,
• "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.
• Thomas had a bag with 30 marbles. If 12 of them are red, what is the probability that he will pull a red one out randomly? Common Core: Grade 6 Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.A.1, 6.SPA.2

• "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.
• 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.
• "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.
• "Ms. Lawson hid 365 eggs in her yard for an egg hunt. The children found 329 eggs. How many eggs did they NOT find?"
• Four addition word problems with a Valentine's Day theme.
• Some suggestions for using the many word problem pages available on abcteach.com
• Directions for regrouping in addition, subtraction, and multiplication. One page for each skill, plus examples.
• Three colorful math posters explain the rules for regrouping ("borrowing") in addition.
• 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.
• A poster to describe a suggested method of solving word problems.
• A five page pumpkin shaped booklet with a story problem on each page.

• 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.
• Three colorful math posters explain the rules for regrouping ("carrying") in addition.
• 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

• "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".