Word Problems

Interactive games and worksheets to teach the skills required to answer word problems in a variety of real life contexts.

 
Thinking of a Number Thinking of a Number

Use inverse operations to work backwards and find a missing number.

Formal Written Division - Round Up or Down? Formal Written Division - Round Up or Down?

Answer a word problem by using either long division or short division and then round your answer according to the context.

This game is now part of the 'Calculations' collection, which includes the following 17 games and resources: Column Addition, Expanded Addition, Expanded Addition - Place Value Counters, Number Bonds(2), Addition - Digit Drag, Missing Symbols, Column Subtraction, Column Subtraction using Place Value Counters, Counting on to find difference on a beadstring, Multiplication Grid Method, Multiplication Written Method, Ratio and Scaling Numbers, Representing Multiplication, Division by Chunking Up, Division by Chunking Down, Formal Written Division - Round Up or Down?, Short Division Writen Formal Method.

The Calculations app is available on Google Play and the App Store.

Ratio and Scaling Numbers Word Problems Ratio and Scaling Numbers Word Problems

Designed to help children to visualise the relationships between numbers when answering word problems involving ratio and scaling quantities. Children should see that sometimes it is easier to scale numbers in one 'direction' than the other, and that they can choose the most efficient method.

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This game is now part of the 'Calculations' collection, which includes the following 17 games and resources: Column Addition, Expanded Addition, Expanded Addition - Place Value Counters, Number Bonds(2), Addition - Digit Drag, Missing Symbols, Column Subtraction, Column Subtraction using Place Value Counters, Counting on to find difference on a beadstring, Multiplication Grid Method, Multiplication Written Method, Ratio and Scaling Numbers, Representing Multiplication, Division by Chunking Up, Division by Chunking Down, Formal Written Division - Round Up or Down?, Short Division Writen Formal Method.

Click on 'Multiplication' and then 'Ratio and Scaling Numbers'.

The Calculations app is available on Google Play and the App Store.

Round up or down after division Round up or down after division

Answer division word problems using a calculator and decide whether the answer needs to be rounded up or down depending on the context of the question

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Using a Calculator - Finding Change Using a Calculator - Finding Change

Answer a variety of 2 step word problems using a calculator. Whatever is input into the calculator is then recorded and displayed, so children can see all the steps that have been taken. This makes it a great tool for demonstrating calculator skills on a whiteboard. It can also be really useful for children to practice independently, as they can trace and correct any mistakes they make.

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Reading Scales - Capacity Word Problems Reading Scales - Capacity Word Problems

Read the scales on the measuring cylinder and answer word problems involving addition and subtraction. Play against the clock for points.

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Solve 2 Step Money Problems Solve 2 Step Money Problems

Read and interpret a word problem. Calulate the cost of 2 items and then find change from a given amount.

** February 2013 - I have added a new game in which you solve 2 step money problems using a calculator **

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Adding Time Word Problems Adding Time Word Problems

Read the time on either an analogue or digital clock and then answer a word problem involving adding a given time. Find the correct time on an anologue or digital clock. Lots of choice of level, including: adding 1 hour, multiples of 5, or 10 minutes or adding multiples of a quarter of an hour.

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This game is available in a new app - Time Games which includes the following games from the website: Telling the Time, Telling the Time in Words, Adding Time Word Problems, Find the Start Time and Using a Calendar. The app is available on Google Play and the App Store.

Solve 1 Step Money Problems Solve 1 Step Money Problems

Read and interpret a word problem involving addition or subtraction and then solve.

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Find the Start Time Find the Start Time

Find the start time for a given time interval.

Find the correct time on an analogue or digital clock. Lots of choice of level, including: subtracting 1 hour, multiples of 5, or 10 minutes or subtracting multiples of a quarter of an hour.

For more measuring and time resources click here.

This game is available in a new app - Time Games which includes the following games from the website: Telling the Time, Telling the Time in Words, Adding Time Word Problems, Find the Start Time and Using a Calendar. The app is available on Google Play and the App Store.

Interpret Pie Charts Interpret Pie Charts

Answer word problems by interpreting a pie chart. Click on the '?' to view the angle of a segment

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Money Multiplication problems Money Multiplication problems
Finding differences between times Finding differences between times

Find how long a journey took by jumping on a timeline.

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2 step problems pie charts 2 step problems pie charts

Solve a variety of 2 step problems by interpreting data from a pie chart.

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Temperature - Word Problems Temperature - Word Problems

Answer questions about the temperature around the world. Includes levels involving comparing temperatures, and comparing poistive and negative temperatures.

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Bar Charts Bar Charts

Interpret data using bar charts. A number of different levels available.

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