These 10 word problems involve using a variety of strategies such as: find a pattern, make a table, draw a picture, guess and check, etc. These can be useful to challenge students to work together and come up with their own ways of solving problems. A detailed answer key with explanations is included. These problems also involve more in depth examinations of problems along the lines of the Common Core's "Standards for Mathematical Practice". These problems may be useful in preparing students for common core type assessment questions.