Simple Word Problem Worksheets
What Are Story Based Word Problems? Are math word problems troubling you again? And are you unsure of what you need to do to solve them, or is your brain telling you that you can't do this? How about story based word problems? Are they troubling you too? If you don't know where to begin, the easiest solution is to properly plan how you can solve your word problem. When you have a strategy in your head, it becomes easier to solve the problem. With a proper strategy, even the most difficult of all problems can be solved. Let's take a look at how you can tackle the most difficult word problem. here is what you need to do: Read through the problem very carefully. Underline the words that you think are important clues that can help you in solving the problem. Take a look at the important facts that are provided. Look at what you need to find out. You will have to use variables that need to be changed into mathematical symbols. Identify the information that is relevant to the problem. Solve! This group of worksheets are basic primers to word problems. They include very basic statements are operations. This should be the first type of word problems students should see at a young age. They help build confidence and can easily be decoded.

Basic Lesson
Demonstrates how to outline word problems. Note: Remember that before you can solve a word problem you need to decide what the problem is asking you to find.
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Intermediate Lesson
Uses slightly larger sentences and numbers than the basic lesson. Monika wants to buy a pear, a candy bar, and a carton of milk. The pear costs $0.65. The milk costs $1.25. The candy bar costs $0.99. Monika has $3.00. Does Monika have enough money to buy all three? Hint: This is a two step problem
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Independent Practice 1
Contains a series of word problems that must be answered in the form of a puzzle. The answers can be found below.
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Independent Practice 2
Features 9 word problems that are answered in the form of a cryptogram. Solve the following Word Problems to find the secret phrase.
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Homework Worksheet
5 problems for students to work on at home. An example problem is provided and explained. Jerry has 14 plants. He gives each plant one cup of water on Monday and one cup of water on Friday. How many cups of water do the plants get in total?
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Skill Quiz
10 Simple Word Problem problems. A math scoring matrix is included. Example: The third grade class has read 68 books so far this month. They need to read 150 if they want to have a class party. How many more books do they need to read?
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Basic Lesson
Walks students through a word problem using a data table. Eddie won the egg hunt. He collected the most eggs. He made his brother guess how many eggs he collected. He gave his brother the following clues.
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Intermediate Lesson
Uses a number line to help students visualize the word problem. Example: A jar of jellybeans is on the table. A card next to the jar provides the following riddle to help you guess how many jelly beans there are. 1. There are more than 85 jellybeans in this jar. 2. There are less than 89 jellybeans in this jar. 3. There are an odd number of jellybeans in this jar.
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Independent Practice 1
Students are assigned the task of determining how many drinks they need for a sporting event. The soccer team got some new players. The coach asked the helper to deliver a drink to each new player. The coach gave his helper some clues about how many new players needed drinks.
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Independent Practice 2
Time to figure out how many plates you need for dessert. A club accepted some new members. The club manager asked the helper to deliver one plate of dessert to each new member. The club manager gave his helper some clues about how many new members needed a dessert.
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Independent Practice 3
The students need text books. Figure out how many do they need? Several new students started school on Monday. The principal asked her assistant to deliver one book to each new student. The principal gave her assistant some clues about how many new students needed books.
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Independent Practice 4
Quick, you need extra gifts for the party. How many extra gifts do you need? Several unexpected guests showed up at a party. The host asked her assistant to give one gift to each new guest. The host gave her helper some clues about how many new guests needed gifts.
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Independent Practice 5
Tinko won the basketball tournament. How many shots did he make in his games? The club is having a basketball tournament. Tinko won the contest but made his friend guess how many shots he made. Here are the clues Tinko gave.
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Independent Practice 6
Paul won the ring toss contest. How many rings did he get on the post?
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Independent Practice 7
The big beanbag toss contest is in town. Pinky won, but how many bags did she get through the hoop?
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Independent Practice 10
Robert is hiding rings in his pocket? How many rings did he hide?
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Independent Practice 12
Paul hides drink bottle in his store. Bob watches on and reports back to Steven.
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Basic Lesson
Demonstrates how to outline word problems. How many hours are there in 8 weeks, 5 days?
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Intermediate Lesson
Uses slightly larger sentences and numbers than the basic lesson. There are 986 students in a school. Of these student, 350 are girls. How many boys are there in the school?
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Independent Practice 1
Contains a series of 10 word problems. The answers can be found below. Kenny gets allowance funds every day. On Monday he gets 1 cent, on Tuesday he gets 2 cents, on Wednesday he gets 3 cents, on Thursday he gets 4 cents and so on. How much money will he have by the by the 12th day?
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Independent Practice 2
Features 10 word problems. Sample: Paul broke half as many balloons as Perry broke. Altogether, they broke 18 balloons. How many balloons did Perry break?
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Independent Practice 3
Contains a series of 10 word problems. The answers can be found below. Sample: There are 986 students in a class out of which 450 were girls. How many boys are there in the school?
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Independent Practice 4
Features 10 word problems. Sample: The frog is inside the well and is trying to jump up. It takes it 5 minutes to climb 1 foot, but it falls back 6 inches each time it reaches 1 foot. How long will it take the frog to crawl to the top of the 6 foot wall?
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Homework Worksheet
12 word problems for students to work on at home. An example problem is provided and explained. Kenny gets allowance every day. On Monday he gets 9 cent, on Tuesday he gets 8 cents, on Wednesday he gets 7 cents, on Thursday he gets 6 cents and so on. How much money will he have by the by the 7th day?
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Skill Quiz
10 Introductory Word problems. A math scoring matrix is included. The caterpillar is trying to crawl up the tree. It takes it 4 minutes to climb 1 foot, but it falls back 6 inches each time it reaches 1 foot. How long will it take the caterpillar to crawl to the top of the 18foot tree?
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Imagine That:
In 1957 the Pegasus computer calculated pie to 7,840 decimal places. Just ten years later, CDC 6600 broke a record taking it to 500,000 decimal places. Imagine all of the paper they used to print out that number!