# Problem Solving Fractions Worksheets 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 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.

You'll find addition word problems, subtraction word problems, multiplication word problems and division word problems, all starting with simple easy-to-solve questions that build up to more complex skills necessary for many standardized tests.

As they progress, you'll also find a mix of operations that require students to figure out which type of story problem they need to solve.

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.The worksheets in this set start out with multiplication problems with smaller values and progress through more difficult problems.These story problems deal with travel time, including determining the travel distance, travel time and speed using miles (customry units).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. You can view them on-screen, and then print them, with or without answers.If you want the answers, either bookmark the worksheet or print the answers straight away. You can Create Your Own Worksheet at Mathopolis, and our forum members have put together a collection of Math Exercises on the Forum.Make sure your student reads the entire problem first.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.

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