And if you need help, check out word problem tricks at the bottom of this page!
This is the first set of word problem worksheets the introduces multiplication.
Pull your tagalongs or your thin mints out of the box and figure out how many remainders you'll be allowed to eat!
This worksheets combine basic multiplication and division word problems. These worksheets require the students to differentiate between the phrasing of a story problem that requires multiplication versus one that requires division to reach the answer. These workshes mix addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems.
Overcoming this early solution bias can be difficult, and it is much better to develop the habit of making a complete pass over the problem before deciding on a path to the solution.
There are particular words that seem to show up in word problems for different operations that can tip you off to what might be the correct operation to apply.
This is a very common class of word problem and specific practice with these worksheets will prepare students when they encounter similar problems on standardized tests.
The math worksheets on this section of the site deal with simple word problems appropriate for primary grades.
Subtraction word problems very often use words such as 'difference,' 'less,' or 'decrease' in their wording.
Word problems for younger kids will also use verbs like 'gave' or 'shared' as a stand-in for subtraction.