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.
Math StoriesMath Story - Safari (Grades 3-5) Free
Read the story about a Safari Adventure, and answer the math problems that go along with it.Math Story - Camping (Grades 4-5) Free
Read the story of Wendy's Camping Adventure, then answer the math questions the follow.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.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.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.
AdditionAddition (2-digit; no regrouping) Member
These two-digit word problems do not require students to regroup (carry) numbers across place values.Addition (2-digit with regrouping) Member
Solve these two-digit addition word problems. All problems require carrying (regrouping).Addition (3-digit) Member
Read and solve these 3-digit addition word problems. There is plenty of space for students to show their work.Addition (4-digit) Member
These word problems require students to find the sums of four-digit addends.Column Addition Word Problems #1 Member
Word problems for practicing column addition.Column Addition Word Problems Worksheet #2 Member
More story problems for column addition practice.
SubtractionSubtraction Word Problems Member
Subtraction story problems that require knowledge of borrowing. (Includes 2 and 3-digit numbers)Subtracting Word Problems: Making Change (Medium) Member
Subtract the amount each person gives the cashier from the amount due. Requires subtraction across zero.Money Subtraction: Toy Shop (Medium) Member
Subtract the cost of each item from the amount paid to the cashier. (example: $5.00 - $1.34)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.
MultiplicationMultiplication Word Problems (Basic Facts) Member
Word problems help students to review 0 - 9 basic facts.Multiplication Word Problems (Twelves) Member
Word problems to practice multiplying by dozens.Multiplication Word Problems: 2-digit by 1-digit Member
Several two-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 22 x 8)Multiplication Word Problems: 3-digit by 1 digit Member
A sheet of three-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 340 x 7)
DivisionDivision Word Problems (Basic Facts) Member
Practice worksheet for dividing objects into equal groups.Division Word Problems: 3-Digit Dividends Member
These word problems require students to use long division with 3-digit dividends.
OtherFraction Word Problems (Easy) Member
Twelve easy fraction word problems.Counting Money Word Problems Member
Read the word problems and determine how much money each person has.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.
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.