Problem Solving Stories is an exercise in knowing what mathematical term to use in the blanks provided to have the story make sense in a Mathematical context. Using words like Sum, Split, Product, Deduct etc. There are also calculations that students must enter from the given word box to have the story make sense.
This is also an exercise in creative writing as every story is followed by a question that students must answer using their creative writing skills.
We have tried these exercises to cross Mathematics into Language Arts classes as I feel it is important to cross subjects from time to time. It gives students a different look at a typical math class and gives those who love Math a different look at Language Arts.
There are 4 Stories included with answer sheets provided.