There are a few curve balls, but on average most third, fourth, and fifth graders should be able to solve multiplication word problems. Unlike simple equations, word problems contain extra words, numbers, and descriptions that have seemingly no relevance to the question. Deductive reasoning and a process of elimination of extraneous information. Students should have a concrete understanding of the meaning of multiplication before attempting these worksheets. For example: For your birthday, 7 friends will get a surprise bag. How many prizes will you need to buy to fill the surprise bags?[Grade 1] [Grade 2] [Grade 3] [Grade 4] [Grade 5] The Word Problems are listed by grade and, within each grade, by theme.
Challenge your children using our KS2 maths word problems resources.They require children to use their reading comprehension skills while also applying everything they have learned in math class. The total cookies that you have are 48, since 4 x 12 = 48. The student should read the word problem and derive a multiplication equation from it.Most multiplication word problems are usually pretty straightforward. To find out if each child can have two cookies, 24 x 2 = 48. He or she can then solve the problem by mental multiplication and express the answer in the appropriate units.Without knowing what is being asked, students may have trouble making sense of all the important information in the question.Word problems take math understanding to the next level. These worksheets contain simple multiplication word problems.Here you can find a wide array of maths word problems from multiplication and division to fractions and more.All are designed to help your Key Stage 2 pupils develop their problem-solving skills!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.Word problems often trip up even the best math students.Many get stumped trying to figure out what they are looking to solve.