Intermediate Word Problems Worksheets

Tips for Organizing Word Problems - Word problems are indeed one of the daunting challenges that most students face. However, if students are taught the right strategies and tips, they would not find it as difficult. Below we have discussed some steps that can help students organize the word problems and solve them more easily. Firstly, students need to read the word problems thoroughly. Before students start figuring out the keywords, they need to read and re-read the word problem. This helps kids in getting a better idea about what the problem is about. Next, students need to ask the right questions that will help them solve the problem in a better way. Sometimes the problems include some extra information; students need to identify the information that will be helpful in solving the problem and ignore the information that is not unnecessary. Then, students need to focus on the numbers that are provided with the problem. The students may also draw a crude picture to visualize the problem. Once students have a clearer picture, they can proceed to solve the problem. Next, students need to estimate the answers before deciding on the final answer. Lastly, students need to check their working and answers to avoid any mistakes that may arise due to carelessness.

  • Basic Lesson

    We work through this problem: A forester has 399,432 trees planted in rows of 17 trees each. How many rows of trees are there?

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  • Intermediate Lesson

    Uses slightly larger sentences and numbers than the basic lesson. Example: There are 400 pages in a book. Each page has 27 lines. How many lines are there in book?

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  • Independent Practice 1

    Contains a series of 10 word problems. The answers can be found below. Example: You bought your older sister Molly 3 gifts costing $24 each and your younger sister Mary 5 gifts at $18 each. How much money did you spend on Molly and Mary?

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  • Independent Practice 2

    Features 10 word problems. Example: Rachel, Kim and Shawn went to Florida for a vacation. On the way to Florida, the plane made the trip in 315 minutes. On the return trip, the flight took 216 minutes. They stayed for 3629 minutes. How long did the trip really take?

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  • Homework Worksheet

    10 word problems for students to work on at home. An example problem is provided and explained. Example: Ten butterflies fluttered through the garden. Three of them landed on flowers. How many butterflies were still fluttering?

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  • Skill Quiz

    10 Intermediate Word Problems. A math scoring matrix is included. Example: A company was paid $562 by the Rogers family to build a fence. Six workers worked on the fence and each worker was to be paid the same. The company took $48 dollars before any workers were paid. How many dollars did each worker make?

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  • Homework and Quiz Answer Key

    Answers for the homework and quiz.

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  • Answer Key

    Answers for the lesson and practice sheets.

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Who really has it backwards?

Did you know that in Europe, decimals and commas are switched? They use decimals to separate groups of thousands and commas to separate unit's space from tenths place. For example, the number 1,235.56 in America is written 1.234,56 in Europe!