Math Word Problem Task Cards: 32 Multi-Step Story Problem Cards

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Each of these 32 Math Challenge Task Cards has a different multi-step math story problem. Students will use all four operations as they solve the problems. There are some that involve money, measurement, or elapsed time. Answers can all be expressed in whole numbers.

A student answer sheet is included as well as an answer key so students can check their work. You may want to have students show their work on notebook paper and staple their papers to the answer sheet. These cards will work well at centers or stations, or for individual use. In addition, there is a label card and a Rate It! card that students can use to rate the difficulty of each problem.

The cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. Alternatively, you could print on cardstock. It works well to keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring.

Several Common Core Standards that deal with basic computation are addressed in these cards, but the product is most aligned with this standard:

4.OA.3. Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

An easier set of multi-step word problem task cards (grades 3-4), can be found in my TpT store.

Find more Task and Activity Cards Here.

Happy Teaching!

Rachel Lynette
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I have a question about the answer to # 4 on the Math WORD PROBLEM TASK CARDS.
Would you tell me how you solved it to get 56 hours?
Thanks.
Sure, this is the problem:

Grandpa Bob decided to
knit mittens for each of his eight
grandchildren. It takes Grandpa
Bob three and a half hours to make one mitten. How many hours did it take Grandpa Bob to make all of the mittens?

Since it takes 3.5 hours to make one mitten, it takes 7 hours to make a pair (3.5 X 2). There are 8 grandchildren and each child needs two mittens, so he will spend 7 hours for each child: 7 x 8 =56.
I think number 8 and 9 answers are incorrect on the answer key. I come up with 82 wheels and \$23.07.
Hi Wendy,

Thanks for letting me know. For Card 8, I still get 114 wheels. I think you are only accounting for one skate for each of the 8 remaining kids, but each kid would have two skates - so eight wheels.

I corrected the answer key for Card #9. I forgot to subtract the gumballs!

I hope they work well for you!

Rachel
I am sorry. I just rated you in the wrong column! I meant to put all A's! I love this product and do not know how to fix what I did!
Hi Robyn,

Thanks for letting me know...blank is one I haven't heard before. Make sure you have the latest version of adobe downloaded on your computer and try again (and try printing one page, sometimes the preview and what actually prints are different). If that doesn't work, drop me an email at reallyrachel@gmail.com and we will try something else.
Hi, I just purchased your Word Problem Task Cards. This is just an FYI. You can use a pdf converter on the internet to recreate the word file and edit it if you need to.
\$2.20