KidZone MathMath Word Problems

Introduction:

The Word Problems are listed by grade and, within each grade, by theme.  I always find that providing a seasonal worksheet helps keep my daughter excited about doing her work.

The grade levels are a guideline -- please use your judgment based on your child's ability and eagerness (my eldest daughter always used a grade below whereas my younger daughter seems to be a grade or two above -- go figure).  Keep in mind that Math Word Problems require reading, comprehension and math skills so a child who is good at basic math equations may struggle more than you would expect when faced with math word problems.

All word problems are dynamic (in other words, they regenerate a new problem each time you open them or click refresh on your browser).  The words in the particular problem will not change but the numbers will.  Children who struggle converting a word problem into a math equation will find it reassuring (confidence builder) to revisit the same verbal clues with different numbers, so consider printing a couple regenerations of each problem.  In a classroom setting you can provide a problem to partners or a group of students to solve together and then provide a regeneration of the same problem for the children to do solo.

With my eldest daughter, once I realized how much she struggled with math when it wasn't written down in a nice neat equation, I often walked through a math problem with her (doing most of the work myself) and then provided her a few regenerations of the same problem with different numbers for her to do solo.  After a few weeks of this, she was able to do them without the walkthrough from mom.  She's one of those kids who says, "It's too hard!" fairly quickly so confidence building is important -- if she thinks she can't do something she can't -- if she thinks she can do something she can.  Now how do I convince her that she CAN keep her room clean?  *laugh*

1. Generic Word Problems for Grade 1

-  Bean Bags
-  Buckets
-  Dog Bones
-  Time for School  (picture sentences)

2. Themed Word Problems for Grade 1
Note:  problem generates with new numbers each time you click

 Autumn Christmas Inuit Spring Earth Day St. Patrick's Day Summer Easter Thanksgiving Winter Halloween Valentine's Day

1. Themed Word Problems for Grade 2
Note:  problem generates with new numbers each time you click

 Autumn Christmas Inuit Spring Earth Day St. Patrick's Day Summer Easter Thanksgiving Winter Halloween Valentine's Day

1. Themed Word Problems for Grade 3
Note:  problem generates with new numbers each time you click

 Autumn Christmas Inuit Spring Earth Day St. Patrick's Day Summer Easter Thanksgiving Winter Halloween Valentine's Day

1. Themed Word Problems for Grade 4
Note:  problem generates with new numbers each time you click

 Autumn Christmas Inuit Spring Earth Day St. Patrick's Day Summer Easter Thanksgiving Winter Halloween Valentine's Day