Mixed Operations Word Problems Worksheets

How to Identify Keywords in Word Problems - Do you think that the toughest part of mathematics is word problems? And does that scare you? Surely every time you are faced with word problems, you fear that you will do something wrong, and you become nervous. Well, it is okay, and we understand that word problems are, for sure, very tricky. We understand that word problems are difficult. And we also know that there is something more complicated than just hearing word problems, that is solving them. Taking out the English words from the word problems and translating them to mathematics is itself a very tough task. Once you read the word problems, it seems fine, but when you are set to solve it, it seems near to impossible. But here is something that you need to know, for being the best at solving word problems, you need loads and loads of practice. But to make this easy for you, there are a few steps that can help you. The first step is to read the problem thoroughly; make sure that you don't start solving until you have read the whole problem. Next, figure out what things are given and what you need to find. Thirdly, figure out what operation from addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division need to be applied in solving the word problem. Underline the keywords that will help you understand what operation needs to be used in the problems.

  • Basic Lesson

    Demonstrates how to outline word problems. Example: Harry goes to the grocery store and spends $13.24 for pizza dough, $1.75 for cheese, and $1.85 for a can of pizza sauce. How much did she spend in all?

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  • Intermediate Lesson

    Uses slightly larger sentences and numbers than the basic lesson. Example: Eighteen children were on the swing. Some children went home. There are now five children on the swings. How many children went home?

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  • Independent Practice 1

    Contains a series of 10 word problems. The answers can be found below. Example: Your Uncle gave you a gift certificate for $50.00.You are going to try to spend every penny! Your choices are: Movie Passes: $12.00, Arcade Passes $14.00, Recreation Passes: $22.00. What can buy to come as close as possible to spending all of your $50.00?

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  • Independent Practice 2

    Features 10 word problems. Example: The castle kitchen servants brought in 4 pies left over from the feast. 12 pies were eaten at the feast. Queen Mab took 2 home with her. How many pies did the servants bring into the feast at the beginning?

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  • Independent Practice 3

    Contains a series of 10 word problems. The answers can be found below. Example: James bought a new camera. He took pictures of birds and squirrels at the park. He took 63 pictures of birds and 24 pictures of squirrels. How many pictures did he take in all?

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  • Independent Practice 4

    Features 10 word problems. Example: A cashier at a grocery store tells her customer that his total is $25.89. The customer gives the cashier a $4.00 coupon. How much money does the customer owe the cashier?

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  • Homework Worksheet

    10 word problems for students to work on at home. An example problem is provided and explained. Kris baked 2 dozen cupcakes. Don ate five. How many cupcakes did Kris have left?

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  • Skill Quiz

    10 Mixed Operations Word problems. A math scoring matrix is included. Adam and Justin were playing a video game. Justin scored 782 Points. Adam scored 391 points less than Justin. What was Adam’s score?

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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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Fun Fact....

Even after mathematicians began using negative numbers to signify numbers less than zero, many people considered them fictitious, imaginary and just plain useless. Tell that to someone living in a cold climate where the temperatures dip below zero!