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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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Addition

These two-digit word problems do not require students to regroup (carry) numbers across place values.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Solve these two-digit addition word problems. All problems require carrying (regrouping).
1st through 3rd Grades
Read and solve these 3-digit addition word problems. There is plenty of space for students to show their work.
2nd through 4th Grades
These word problems require students to find the sums of four-digit addends.
2nd through 4th Grades
Word problems for practicing column addition.
2nd through 4th Grades
More story problems for column addition practice.
2nd through 4th Grades

Subtraction

Subtraction story problems that require knowledge of borrowing. (Includes 2 and 3-digit numbers)
2nd through 4th Grades
Subtract the amount each person gives the cashier from the amount due. Requires subtraction across zero.
3rd and 4th Grades
Subtract the cost of each item from the amount paid to the cashier. (example: $5.00 - $1.34)
2nd through 4th Grades
These multiple-step problems require students to first add the cost of products, then subtract to find the change.
2nd through 4th Grades

Addition and Subtraction Mixed

This printable worksheet focuses on basic addition and subtraction. The numbers in each problem are single-digit.
This worksheet has four word problems on it with both addition and subtraction problems on it with facts up to 20.

Multiplication

Word problems help students to review 0 - 9 basic facts.
3rd and 4th Grades
Word problems to practice multiplying by dozens.
3rd and 4th Grades
Several two-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 22 x 8)
3rd and 4th Grades
A sheet of three-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 340 x 7)
3rd through 5th Grades

Division

Practice worksheet for dividing objects into equal groups.
3rd and 4th Grades
These word problems require students to use long division with 3-digit dividends.
3rd through 5th Grades

Other

Twelve easy fraction word problems.
2nd through 4th Grades
These word problems require students to compare two fractions and determine which is greater.
3rd through 5th Grades
Read the word problems and determine how much money each person has.
1st through 3rd Grades
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.
5th through 7th Grades
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.

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