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.These worksheets include only multiplication story problems; see worksheets in the following sections for mixed operations.
These worksheets have addition word problems with extra unused facts in the problem.
Word problems for multiplication with extra unused facts in the problem.
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.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.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.If you see words like 'per' or 'among' in the word problem text, your division radar should be sounding off loud and clear.Pay attention to 'shared among' and make sure students don't confuse this phrasing with a subtraction word problem.) you'll know what kind of math we've been practicing...These worksheets are primarily division word problems that introduce remainders.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.