Five months of math word problems to use as bell-ringers or for review!
Covering the months of August through December, there is one unique problem for every day. These materials can be used every year as the information is timeless.
Each problem contains a factual historical connection to the date. It is fun and interesting to learn these facts while practicing math skills at the same time.
Some of the skills that are included:
• basic computation
• equations in one variables
• measures of central tendency
• fractions, decimals, and percents
• ratios and proportion, unit rates
• volume, area,circumference
• unit conversions
• prime factorization and GCF
• time, money
• expanded and scientific notation
Some problems are short and relatively simple. Others involve multiple steps. All involve translating a word problem into math terms and solving. Many of the problems contain extraneous information and numbers that are not needed in solving the problem. Daily practice helps students improve their ability to identify the essential information and correctly set up the problem.
Each problem is presented three ways. The problems are written sequentially for the teacher's reference. They are also given two to a page which can be copied, cut, and distributed as half-sheets. Lastly, each problem is written in a larger font on separate pages for projecting onto the board; these pages also contain illustrations. You can choose the format that suits your class.
NOTE: This is a zipped file containing 7 PDFs.
Each of the five months included in this resource is available separately. Preview the invidividual months
to see more examples of what is included in this bundle.
This bundle represents a 20% savings
compared to the cost of buying each of the five months separately.
The months of the second semester, January through May, are also available individually and in a money-saving bundle. View all of the Daily Math Word Problems for grades 7-10 here
Intermediate grade teachers (grades 4-6):
Word Problem of the Day - Intermediate
is a version of this resource written for younger students, also available as monthly products and in discounted, semester-long bundles.
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Copyright Mary Carr, 2013. Please note that purchase of this product gives license for use to the purchaser alone in his/her own classroom. Additional licenses for friends and colleagues are available at a discount. Thank you for respecting the copyright of the author.