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  • This Sets A - U (elem/upper elem) - unnumbered Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Sets A - U (elem/upper elem) - unnumbered 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.
  • This Set I (elem/upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Set I (elem/upper elem) 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.
  • This Set J (elem/upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Set J (elem/upper elem) Word Problems. Create a story problem for this answer: "Morgan caught four turkeys." Six word problems.
  • This Set K (elem/upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Set K (elem/upper elem) Word Problems. 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.
  • This Set L (elem/upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Set L (elem/upper elem) Word Problems. 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.
  • This Word Problems - Easter theme (elem) is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Word Problems - Easter theme (elem). "Ms. Lawson hid 365 eggs in her yard for an egg hunt. The children found 329 eggs. How many eggs did they NOT find?"
  • This Logic and Math (middle school) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Logic and Math (middle school) Word Problems. Three pages of complex math problems draw on critical thinking skills and logic in order to find the correct solution.
  • This Money (elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Money (elem) Word Problems. "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.
  • This Mixed Practice (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Mixed Practice (upper elem) Word Problems. "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.
  • This Multiplication (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Multiplication (upper elem) Word Problems. "How many e-mails does he forward in one week altogether?" One page; 12 word problems with contemporary themes.
  • This Proportions (upper elem/ middle) Worksheet is perfect to practice math skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Proportions (upper elem/ middle) Worksheet. A one page worksheet ranging from simple (increasing ingredients for a larger cake) to difficult (with decimals to the third place).
  • This Equations and Word Problems (add/subtract) Worksheet is perfect to practice addition and subtraction skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Equations and Word Problems (add/subtract) Worksheet. Writing addition and subtraction word problems as numerical equations.
  • This Money (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Money (upper elem) Word Problems. "Tom wants a cell phone that costs $70. He has $50 and he is saving $4 a week..." Practical math with realistic situations.
  • This Fractions - Pizza theme (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Fractions - Pizza theme (upper elem) 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....
  • This Average Speed (upper elem) Worksheet is perfect to practice avreage speed skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Average Speed (upper elem) Worksheet. This math worksheet helps students practice determining average speed.
  • This Superbowl Math...and more! (elem/upper elem) Unit is perfect to practice chart reading and graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Superbowl Math...and more! (elem/upper elem) Unit. Math problems to figure out which teams won their games, reading a graph; plus designing a superbowl commercial and a general knowledge crossword puzzle.
  • This Medieval Math (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Medieval Math (upper elem) 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?"
  • This Jenny's Garden (elem/upper elem) Worksheet is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Jenny's Garden (elem/upper elem) Worksheet. "Here is a table of what Jenny planted in the new flower garden. Read the table and answer the questions."
  • This The Ugly Duckling (elem/upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this The Ugly Duckling (elem/upper elem) 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.
  • This Strategies for Problem Solving Teaching Hints is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Strategies for Problem Solving Teaching Hints. Some suggestions for using the many word problem pages available on abcteach.com
  • This Cowboy Addition (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Cowboy Addition (upper elem) 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.
  • This Cowboy Division (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Cowboy Division (upper elem) Word Problems. "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?"
  • This Cowboy Multiplication (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Cowboy Multiplication (upper elem) 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?"
  • This Cowboy Subtraction (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Cowboy Subtraction (upper elem) Word 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?"
  • This Environment (elem/upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Environment (elem/upper elem) Word 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.
  • This Going Green (elem/upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Going Green (elem/upper elem) 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.
  • This School Themed Addition (elementary) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this School Themed Addition (elementary) Word Problems. "Last year there were 89 third graders at Johnson Elementary School. This year there are five more." Five school-themed math addition problems.
  • This School Themed Multiplication (elementary) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this School Themed Multiplication (elementary) Word Problems. "There are three rows of pencils. Each row has four pencils. How many colored pencils does Yoko have?" Five school-themed multiplication problems.
  • This School Themed Skip Counting (elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this School Themed Skip Counting (elem) 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.
  • This School Themed Subtraction (elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this School Themed Subtraction (elem) Word Problems. "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.
  • This Halloween Multiplication (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Halloween Multiplication (upper elem) Word Problems. "Smith & Smith Ghost Eradication Services is a company that removes ghosts from haunted houses. If each haunted house has an average of three ghosts, how many ghosts can be removed in a month?" Five Halloween themed multiplication word problems.
  • This Halloween Multiplication (elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Halloween Multiplication (elem) Word Problems. "Four witches meet at Halloween. Each one brings four black cats with her. How many black cats are at the meeting?"
  • This Halloween Division (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Halloween Division (upper elem) 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.
  • This Halloween Subtraction (primary/elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Halloween Subtraction (primary/elem) Word Problems. "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.
  • This Thanksgiving Addition (primary) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Thanksgiving Addition (primary) 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.
  • This Thanksgiving Addition (elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Thanksgiving Addition (elem) 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.
  • This Thanksgiving Addition (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Thanksgiving Addition (upper elem) 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?"
  • This Thanksgiving Subtraction (elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Thanksgiving Subtraction (elem) Word Problems. "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?"
  • This Thanksgiving Subtraction (primary) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Thanksgiving Subtraction (primary) Word Problems. "Yolanda’s Thanksgiving turkey weighs twenty pounds. Her family eats seventeen pounds at dinner. How many pounds are left?"
  • This Thanksgiving Subtraction (upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Thanksgiving Subtraction (upper elem) Word Problems. "For his science class at school, Charles wants to calculate how much his relatives eat on Thanksgiving. He weighs the food before it is served and then he weighs the leftovers. The food weighed 960 ounces. The leftovers weighed 89 ounces. How many ounces of food did his family eat?"