# Math Word Problem Worksheets

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
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.
Patty Potter and her class plant a flower garden on the school grounds. Read the story and answer the math questions
Read about the endangered cow breeds on Grandpa McDonald's farm. Then answer the math questions that follow.
These two-digit word problems do not require students to regroup (carry) numbers across place values.
Solve these two-digit addition word problems. All problems require carrying (regrouping).
Read and solve these 3-digit addition word problems. There is plenty of space for students to show their work.
These word problems require students to find the sums of four-digit addends.
More story problems for column addition practice.
Subtraction
Subtraction story problems that require knowledge of borrowing. (Includes 2 and 3-digit numbers)
Subtract the amount each person gives the cashier from the amount due. Requires subtraction across zero.
Subtract the cost of each item from the amount paid to the cashier. (example: \$5.00 - \$1.34)
These multiple-step problems require students to first add the cost of products, then subtract to find the change.
Multiplication
Word problems help students to review 0 - 9 basic facts.
Several two-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 22 x 8)
A sheet of three-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 340 x 7)
Division
Practice worksheet for dividing objects into equal groups.
These word problems require students to use long division with 3-digit dividends.
Other
These word problems require students to compare two fractions and determine which is greater.
Read the word problems and determine how much money each person has.
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.
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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