Problem Solving Sheets

Word problems are often a source of anxiety for students because we tend to introduce math operations in the abstract.

Students struggle to apply even elementary operations to word problems unless they have been taught consistently to think about math operations in their day to day routines.

The bundle comes with 24 cards, but students only need to complete 12 cards to finish the activity.

I hope your learners have as much fun with this as my son did!

It is very easy to start reading a word problem and think after the first sentence or two that 'I know what they're asking for...' and then have the problem take an entirely different turn.

These worksheets will test a students ability to choose the correct operation based on the story problem text.

One way to make a word problem slightly more complex is to include extra (but unused) information in the problem text.

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.

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