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Word problems (or story problems) allow kids to apply what they've learned in math class to real-world situations.  Word problems build higher-order thinking, critical problem-solving, and reasoning skills.

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Math Stories

Math Story - Safari  (Grades 3-5) Free

Read the story about a Safari Adventure, and answer the math problems that go along with it.

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Math Story - Camping  (Grades 4-5) Free

Read the story of Wendy's Camping Adventure, then answer the math questions the follow.

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Math Story - Classroom Setup  (Grades 3-4) Member

James Cotter's mother is a teacher and she's setting up a classroom for the new year.  James helps his mother pass out supplies, but he needs to use his math skills to find out what supplies are needed.

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Math Story - Garden  (Grades 3-5) Member

Patty Potter and her class plant a flower garden on the school grounds.  Read the story and answer the math questions.

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Math Story - Grandpa's Cows  (Grades 3-5) Member

Read about the endangered cow breeds on Grandpa McDonald's farm.  Then answer the math questions that follow.

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Addition

Addition (2-digit; no regrouping) Member

These two-digit word problems do not require students to regroup (carry) numbers across place values.

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Addition (2-digit with regrouping) Member

Solve these two-digit addition word problems. All problems require carrying (regrouping).

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Addition (3-digit) Member

Read and solve these 3-digit addition word problems. There is plenty of space for students to show their work.

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Addition (4-digit) Member

These word problems require students to find the sums of four-digit addends.

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Column Addition Word Problems #1 Member

Word problems for practicing column addition.

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Column Addition Word Problems Worksheet #2 Member

More story problems for column addition practice.

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Subtraction

Subtraction Word Problems Member

Subtraction story problems that require knowledge of borrowing.  (Includes 2 and 3-digit numbers)

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Subtracting Word Problems: Making Change (Medium) Member

Subtract the amount each person gives the cashier from the amount due.  Requires subtraction across zero.

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Money Subtraction: Toy Shop (Medium) Member

Subtract the cost of each item from the amount paid to the cashier.  (example: $5.00 - $1.34)

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More Money Subtraction: Toy Shop 2 (Hard) Member

These multiple-step problems require students to first add the cost of products, then subtract to find the change.

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Multiplication

Multiplication Word Problems (Basic Facts) Member

Word problems help students to review 0 - 9 basic facts.

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Multiplication Word Problems (Twelves) Member

Word problems to practice multiplying by dozens.

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Multiplication Word Problems: 2-digit by 1-digit Member

Several two-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 22 x 8)

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Multiplication Word Problems: 3-digit by 1 digit Member

A sheet of three-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 340 x 7)

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Division

Division Word Problems (Basic Facts) Member

Practice worksheet for dividing objects into equal groups.

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Division Word Problems: 3-Digit Dividends Member

These word problems require students to use long division with 3-digit dividends.

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Other

Fraction Word Problems (Easy) Member

Twelve easy fraction word problems.

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Comparing Fractions Member

These word problems require students to compare two fractions and determine which is greater.

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Counting Money Word Problems Member

Read the word problems and determine how much money each person has.

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Finding Averages (Mean) Member

Find the average of the given numbers in each word problem.  Students will need to find the sum of the numbers, then divide by the number of addends.

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See also:

Multiple-Step Word Problems

Word problems where students use reasoning and critical thinking skill to solve each problem.

Math Word Problems (Mixed)

Mixed word problems (stories) for skills working on subtraction,addition, fractions and more.

Math Worksheets - Full Index

A full index of all math worksheets on this site.

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