At the bell, spend 5 minutes on applications of math concepts with these multiple choice warm-ups. How many times have you been asked, “When am I ever going to use this?” Students clearly have difficulty understanding how the math skills they are learning will be used in real world situations. If they are to be successful in mathematics, students need to find relevance and purpose, giving them a reason to persevere. They need to practice applying what they have learned on a regular basis. Math teachers frequently say, “We all use math every day,” but do we give students enough opportunity in our classrooms to see that? Are we limited to one problem on the bottom of a worksheet each day?
This set of 15 problem pages (3 problems per page) with detailed solutions was developed by two certified high school math teachers based on their students’ needs. These practice exercises can be used to review and reinforce concepts as students apply what they have learned. Concepts include ratios & proportion, percent & percent change, unit rate, scale, simple probability, fundamental counting principal, mean & median, writing & solving an equation, and interpreting a graph. Some questions require students to analyze various data displays including stem-and-leaf plots, pictographs, histograms, and pie graphs. These warm-ups are appropriate for students in any 6th or 7th grade math class. These are essential skills for students in any 8th grade or high school math course.
This set includes 15 pages of problems with 3 problems per page and their corresponding solutions (45 problems total with solutions). Emphasize applications and enrich your curriculum with this supplement!
These word problems can also be found in other collections of our math warm-ups – Gaining Math Momentum Level 1 & Level 2 Warm Ups (products with the green or purple cover).
Please check out our newest resources including our Quick Reference Guide to Fractions, Quick Reference Guide to Decimals, Quick Reference Guide to Percents, and Integer Operations – Understanding Integers Tutorial & Practice Worksheets as well as our No Calculator Math Mixed Topics Warm Ups.
Look for Level 2 and Level 3 Word Problem Warm-Ups coming soon!