This set of 20 mixed operations (includes all 4 operations as well as money and other CCSS related topics) word problems reflects the Common Core State Standards for grades 3, 4, and 5. Problems begin at an end of year third grade level and move through 4th and 5th grade level expectations. Problems are included in THREE formats:
*with multiple copies on a page to be cut out and glued into a math journal
*on reproducible pages to use as practice sheets (4 problems per page)
*and on full sheet pages that give work space for one problem, a place for students to write matching equations, and a lined area for students to explain their work—an important part of the CCSS!.
Answers are included as is are three rubrics to use to help in scoring the Standards for Mathematical Practice!
Many of these problems have "EXTRA" parts to make differentiation easy!
Why did I write these?
Over the years I have noticed that students tend to look for routine in math class. If it’s a division unit, they will divide any two numbers they find! If it’s a subtraction unit, they try to regroup everything!
For that reason, I try hard to sprinkle in a variety of problems all year that require students to think and apply what they have learned—perhaps draw a picture or make a table to help . . . but, most importantly, to THINK about math. I hope you find these useful!
I hope you find uses for all three versions of the problems…perhaps using a page or two from each as you see fit. You can use this to teach a mini unit on multi-step problems or simply use them throughout the year to improve problem solving!
Watch for a more challenging set in this format for grades 4-5!
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