## Math Word Problem Worksheets

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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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Math Stories

Math Story - Safari (Grades 3-5) FreeRead the story about a Safari Adventure, and answer the math problems that go along with it.

Math Story - Camping (Grades 4-5) FreeRead the story of Wendy's Camping Adventure, then answer the math questions the follow.

Math Story - Classroom Setup (Grades 3-4) MemberJames 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.

Math Story - Garden (Grades 3-5) MemberPatty Potter and her class plant a flower garden on the school grounds. Read the story and answer the math questions.

Math Story - Grandpa's Cows (Grades 3-5) MemberRead about the endangered cow breeds on Grandpa McDonald's farm. Then answer the math questions that follow.

Addition

Addition (2-digit; no regrouping) MemberThese two-digit word problems do not require students to regroup (carry) numbers across place values.

Addition (2-digit with regrouping) MemberSolve these two-digit addition word problems. All problems require carrying (regrouping).

Addition (3-digit) MemberRead and solve these 3-digit addition word problems. There is plenty of space for students to show their work.

Addition (4-digit) MemberThese word problems require students to find the sums of four-digit addends.

Column Addition Word Problems #1 MemberWord problems for practicing column addition.

Column Addition Word Problems Worksheet #2 MemberMore story problems for column addition practice.

Subtraction

Subtraction Word Problems MemberSubtraction story problems that require knowledge of borrowing. (Includes 2 and 3-digit numbers)

Subtracting Word Problems: Making Change (Medium) MemberSubtract the amount each person gives the cashier from the amount due. Requires subtraction across zero.

Money Subtraction: Toy Shop (Medium) MemberSubtract the cost of each item from the amount paid to the cashier. (example: $5.00 - $1.34)

More Money Subtraction: Toy Shop 2 (Hard) MemberThese multiple-step problems require students to first add the cost of products, then subtract to find the change.

Multiplication

Multiplication Word Problems (Basic Facts) MemberWord problems help students to review 0 - 9 basic facts.

Multiplication Word Problems (Twelves) MemberWord problems to practice multiplying by dozens.

Multiplication Word Problems: 2-digit by 1-digit MemberSeveral two-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 22 x 8)

Multiplication Word Problems: 3-digit by 1 digit MemberA sheet of three-digit by one-digit multiplication word problems. (example: 340 x 7)

Division

Division Word Problems (Basic Facts) MemberPractice worksheet for dividing objects into equal groups.

Division Word Problems: 3-Digit Dividends MemberThese word problems require students to use long division with 3-digit dividends.

Other

Fraction Word Problems (Easy) MemberTwelve easy fraction word problems.

Comparing Fractions MemberThese word problems require students to compare two fractions and determine which is greater.

Counting Money Word Problems MemberRead the word problems and determine how much money each person has.

Finding Averages (Mean) MemberFind 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.

See also:

Multiple-Step Word ProblemsWord 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 IndexA full index of all math worksheets on this site.