Intermediate grade teachers (grades 4-6) can start each math class off with an engaging word problem that has a historical connection to the date!
This document includes a unique math word problem for each day of April. Some are short and simple, while others are longer and/or require multiple steps to solve. A variety of skills will be practiced by your students over the course of the month, including:
* place value * rounding
* percents * decimals
* graphs * unit conversions
* time * area
* prime numbers * and more!
The topics vary from historical figures and events to science to pop culture. A few of the subjects include:
* Martin Luther King, Jr. * Arbor Day
* Apollo 13 * Icelandic volcano
* Earth Day * Civil War
* container ships * Boston Marathon
* plus 22 additional topics!
Students enjoy the variety of interesting facts and figures. My students would ask for the day's problem if I ever forgot to put it up!
Please open the preview to see examples of the different problem presentations. Every problem is given three ways:
1) in a sequential document
2) two per page for distribution as half sheets
3) individually for projection, complete with illustrations
Also included is a printable student answer sheet. An answer key includes the solution to each problem with "the work" shown. It also lists the skill(s) used in each solution as well as the general topic of the problem. Again, please see the preview.
If you like this resource you may also be interested in:
Word Problem of the Day - August
Word Problem of the Day - September
Word Problem of the Day - October
Word Problem of the Day - November
Word Problem of the Day - December
Word Problem of the Day - January
Word Problem of the Day - February
Word Problem of the Day – March
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Daily Math Word Problems for grades 7-10
is a popular version of this resource for older students.
Other months of the school year
and money-saving bundles are available as well.
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