*Overcoming this early solution bias can be difficult, and it is much better to develop the habit of making a complete pass over the problem before deciding on a path to the solution.There are particular words that seem to show up in word problems for different operations that can tip you off to what might be the correct operation to apply.These worksheets have addition word problems with extra unused facts in the problem.*

In the above example, my son drew a picture to solve card #5.

He was a little confused with card #17 until I showed him that writing a list could help him solve the problem.

Talking with kids regularly about 'how many more do you need' or 'how many do you have left over' or other seemingly simple questions when asked regularly can build that basic number sense that helps enormously when word problems and applied math start to show up.

There are many tricks for solving word problems that can bridge the gap, and they can be helpful tools if students are either struggling with where to start with a problem or just need a way to check their thinking on a particular problem.

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.Some problems require several steps, as you see in the above example.Encourage your learners to use different methods of problem solving as appropriate.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.Pull your tagalongs or your thin mints out of the box and figure out how many remainders you'll be allowed to eat!This worksheets combine basic multiplication and division word problems. These worksheets require the students to differentiate between the phrasing of a story problem that requires multiplication versus one that requires division to reach the answer. These workshes mix addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems.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 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!

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