Holiday Shopping Word Problems

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Mary Carr
Grade Levels
6th - 10th, Homeschool
Resource Type
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8 pages
Mary Carr


The ten word problems are designed for problem solving with a seasonal theme, but they contain no particular religious or cultural framework. The pages are decorated with symbols from a variety of winter holidays.

Word problems give context to the solving of math problems, increasing their relevancy to students. Problems in this free resource include price increases and decreases, tax, tips, and earnings. An answer key is provided.

Monthly sets of engaging word problems, based on historical events from each date, are also available. Interesting facts and variety in the types of problems make them popular with students and teachers alike. They make great bell-ringers.

Daily Math Word Problems for grades 7-10 are available in monthly sets and semester-long bundles.
Elementary teachers will enjoy these sets of problems: Word Problem of the Day for grades 4-6.

Other seasonal resources that might be of interest include:
Metric Winter Scene.
Pascal's Triangle Christmas Tree.

Copyright, Mary Carr, 2013. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to copy pages specifically designed for student or teacher use by the original licensee. Copying any part of this product and placing it on the Internet in any form (even a personal/classroom website) is strictly forbidden. Doing so makes it possible for an Internet search to make the document available on the Internet, free of charge, and is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Thank you for respecting the author's copyright.
Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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