These are 4 multi-step word problems that focus on division and multiplication (although some addition and subtraction is required). In my classroom, I used them to teach problem solving strategies and to emphasize the need to analyze a word problem.
I have included the problem solving mat we use in my district, which is similar to CUBES but more detailed. One problem can take a student about 15 minutes to figure out, so they are pretty rigorous.
The skills targeted in this activity are:
-profit, revenue, and expenses
-strip diagrams & numerical expressions
For my Texas teachers, the TEKS assessed are:
4.4H, 4.4F, 4.5A, 4.10AB, 4.4A, 4.4D