Multiple-Step Word Problems

These multiple-step word problems require students to use reasoning and critical thinking skills to determine how each problem can be solved.

Basic
(Grades 2 - 3)
Solve each of the multi-step word problems on this page. Problems contain basic numbers of 20 or less. Each problem can be solved without knowledge of multiplication or division.
2nd through 4th Grades
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These multi-step questions can be calculated using only addition and subtraction.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Intermediate
(Grades 3 - 4)
These five word problems require students to add and subtract. Includes a money problem and an elapsed time problem.
3rd through 5th Grades
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These word problems have a farming theme. Students use critical thinking to determine which operations are required for solving each problem.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Use addition and subtraction to solve each of these four story problems.
3rd through 5th Grades
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More multi-step word problems to solve.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Add to find the total cost of two toys pictured on the shelf. Then subtract across zero to make change.
3rd through 5th Grades
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English and Spanish Versions Available
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Advanced
(Grades 4 - 5)
These four word problems require students to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Includes a money problem.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Find the answers to the four word problems. Students will need to use reasoning skills to determine whether they should add, subtract, divide, or multiply.
3rd through 5th Grades
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