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 and 3rd Grades
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These multi-step questions can be calculated using only addition and subtraction.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Students will need to add and subtract 2-digit and 3-digit numbers to find the answers to these multi-step word problems.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Challenge your students to solve these tricky multi-step math problems. Each one requires students to add and/or subtract.
2nd and 3rd 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.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Solve multi-step problems with a movie theater theme. Skills include add, subtract, multiply, divide, order of operations, and algebraic expressions.
4th Grade
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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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Advanced
(Grades 4 - 5)
These four word problems require students to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Includes a money problem.
4th and 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.
4th and 5th Grades
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Here are four multiple-step word problems that will require a combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Two money questions are included. This file has an answer key.
4th and 5th Grades
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Practice multi-step problems with these four word problems. Students must use critical thinking to decide whether to add, subtract, multiply, or divide. This worksheet includes one money problem.
4th and 5th Grades
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