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
Read the story about a Safari Adventure, and answer the math problems that go along with it.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Read the story of Wendy's Camping Adventure, then answer the math questions the follow.
3rd through 6th Grades
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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.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Patty Potter and her class plant a flower garden on the school grounds. Read the story and answer the math questions
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Read about the endangered cow breeds on Grandpa McDonald's farm. Then answer the math questions that follow.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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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
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Read and solve these 3-digit addition word problems. There is plenty of space for students to show their work.
2nd through 4th Grades
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These word problems require students to find the sums of four-digit addends.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Word problems for practicing column addition.
2nd through 4th Grades
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More story problems for column addition practice.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtraction
Subtraction story problems that require knowledge of borrowing. (Includes 2 and 3-digit numbers)
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtract the amount each person gives the cashier from the amount due. Requires subtraction across zero.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Subtract the cost of each item from the amount paid to the cashier. (example: $5.00 - $1.34)
2nd through 4th Grades
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These multiple-step problems require students to first add the cost of products, then subtract to find the change.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Multiplication
Word problems help students to review 0 - 9 basic facts.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Word problems to practice multiplying by dozens.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Several two-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 22 x 8)
3rd and 4th Grades
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A sheet of three-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 340 x 7)
3rd through 5th Grades
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Division
Practice worksheet for dividing objects into equal groups.
3rd and 4th Grades
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These word problems require students to use long division with 3-digit dividends.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Twelve easy fraction word problems.
2nd through 4th Grades
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These word problems require students to compare two fractions and determine which is greater.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Read the word problems and determine how much money each person has.
1st through 3rd Grades
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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
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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.