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.
The key phrases to watch out for multiplication word problems include obvious ones like 'times' and 'product,' but also be on the look out for 'for each' and 'every.' Learning when to apply division in a word problem can be tricky, especially for younger kids who haven't fully developed a concept of what division can be used for...
But that's exactly why division word problems can be so useful!
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.The simple addition word problems can be introduced very early, in first or second grade depending on student aptitude.Follow those worksheets up with the subtraction word problems once subtraction concept are covered, and then proceed with multiplication and division word problems in the same fashion.Word problems are one of the first ways we see applied math, and also one of the most anxiety producing math challenges many grade school kids face.This page has a great collection of word problems that provide a gentle introduction to word problems for all four basic math operations.These key words aren't a sure-fire way to know what to do with a problem, but they can be a useful starting point.For example, phrases like 'combined,' 'total,' 'together' or 'sum' are very often signals that the problem is going to involve addition.These worksheets include only multiplication story problems; see worksheets in the following sections for mixed operations.If you've been working as Troop Cookie Mom (or Dad!