# Fraction Word Problems Worksheets

How to Spot Fractions in Word Problems - Math is a really tricky subject! But the hardest part about math is word problems. The long sentences and with dashed around numbers really gets tough, doesn't it? And the hardest part about doing word problems is the part where you need to translate the whole thing from English to Math! Usually, once you create the equation, the problem seems easily solvable, and you are fine. But figuring out HOW to create that equations is what is actually the most difficult part! But do not worry, we can help you! All you have to do is follow a few steps! The first thing that you need to do is to read the entire question thoroughly. Make sure that you read the question entirely. Do not try doing anything before you have read the whole question first! The second step is to organize. Write the things that are given in the question. Then figure out what you need to find. Then, figure out what operation you need to perform, addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. If the word problem you need to solve are fractions, you will always spot the words like three fourth, one fifth, two thirds. and so on. Then, solve!

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to break down a word problem with fractions. Includes practice problems. Amy has 5 pennies. Two are laying heads up and three are laying tails up. What fraction of the pennies are heads up? Find total number of pennies (denominator): 5 Find total number of heads up (numerator): 2 Create fraction: 2/5

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Shows students step by step how to determine the key ingredients of a word problem. Sara has eight books but has only read four of them so far. What fraction of the books has Sarah not read? Find total number of books (denominator): 8 Find total number of "not read" books (numerator): 8 - 4 = 4

• ### Independent Practice 1

Students determine the outcome of fraction based word problems. The answers can be found below. Example: In the playground, there are five boys and four girls playing on the slide. What fraction of children are girls?

• ### Independent Practice 2

12 problems that review all skills within the unit. The answer key is below. Example: There are three red cars and two black cars at the light. What fraction of the cars are black?

• ### Homework Worksheet

12 problems to reinforce the lessons and practice pages. An example is provided. Sample: Sherry has twelve DVDs. Five of them are older than two years. What fraction are not older than two years?

• ### Skill Quiz

10 problems that test Fraction Word Problems skills. Scoring matrix.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz. Example: Wesley has five sharp pencils and two unsharpened pencils. What fraction are sharp?

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to break down a word problem with fractions. Includes practice problems: Ellen is paid 3 1/2 times as much for her first house as her parents paid for their first house. If her parents paid \$28,000 for their first house, how much did Ellen pay for her first house?

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Shows students step by step how to determine the key ingredients of a word problem. Cut is the key word. If one cut was made, the operation would be subtraction. Since many equal cuts are being made, the operation is division.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Students determine the outcome of fraction based word problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

20 problems that review all skills within the unit. The answer key is below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

12 problems to reinforce the lessons and practice pages. An example is provided.

• ### Skill Quiz

10 problems that test Fraction Word Problems skills. Scoring matrix.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to break down a word problem with fractions and mixed numbers. Includes practice problems. If the fractions have the same denominator, perform the necessary operation on the two numbers. In this case, subtract the whole numbers and the fractions.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Shows students step by step how to determine the key ingredients of a word problem. There are 96 third grade students at one school. 3/8 are girls. How many third graders are boys? Multiply the total number by the fraction to get total number of girls.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Students determine the outcome of fraction based word problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

12 problems that review all skills within the unit. The answer key is below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

12 problems to reinforce the lessons and practice pages. An example is provided.

• ### Skill Quiz

10 problems that test Fraction Word Problems skills. Scoring matrix.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to break down a word problem with fractions and mixed numbers. Includes practice problems. If the fractions have the same denominator, perform the necessary operation on the two numbers. In this case, subtract the whole numbers and the fractions.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Shows students step by step how to determine the key ingredients of a word problem.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Students determine the outcome of fraction based word problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

12 problems that review all skills within the unit. The answer key is below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

12 problems to reinforce the lessons and practice pages. An example is provided.

• ### Skill Quiz

10 problems that test Fraction Word Problems skills. Scoring matrix.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to break down a word problem with numbers as words. Includes practice problems.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Shows students step by step how to determine the key ingredients of a word problem.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Students determine the outcome of fraction based word problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

12 problems that review all skills within the unit. The answer key is below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

12 problems to reinforce the lessons and practice pages. An example is provided.

• ### Skill Quiz

10 problems that test Fraction Word Problems skills. Scoring matrix.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

### How to Write a Fraction in Words

Writing numbers in word form is a fun activity for young children. However, when writing fraction numbers needs to be carefully examined. In hindsight, fractions consist of two numbers separated by a slash. However, in word from, the two numbers can be separated by a hyphen. Let us take an example, you are given a pizza with 10 slices, and you have to separate them equally among 5 people. Now, you know that 2/10th will be provided to each person. Now, how do we spell it? We will spell it by two-tenths. In other words, each person will get two-tenths of the pizza.

#### Apple Splitting

A mom has 1 & 3/4 apples. She had two, but one had a bruise. If she wants to give half an apple to each child, how many get an apple? To divide fractions, we multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor, so 7/4 divided by 2 = 7/4 x 2/1 = 14/4 = 3. 3 children.

Two or more fractions can be added together, there are no limits to the number of fractions that can be added. You need to find the lowest common multiple that works with all of the fractions in the problem.

A fraction is nothing more than a division problem that has yet to be completed. Completing the problem will result in a decimal. To complete the problem, you divide the top number by the bottom number.