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Practice math problem solving with this fun, Christmas themed set!!

This set includes TWELVE DAYS of math word problems covering a variety of 4th grade math skills. It can be projected on a smart board, white board or screen OR printed.

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Math Stars: A Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 2 Worksheet

Math Stars: A Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 2

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How to solve Math Word Problems 4th Grade

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00:00 hey there before we jump into the video

00:02 I want to tell you about our math video

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00:06 your child feel more confident in math

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00:18 the description as well hey guys I have

00:21 multiple problems I am dealing with

00:23 right now

00:23 I am lost in this place and I am also

00:26 being chased by a snake I think I lost

00:30 the snake I guess not

00:34 why don't you learn about multi-step

00:37 word problems while I solved my problems

00:39 - did you hear about my friend Tom Tom

00:44 biked 35 miles in June 73 miles in July

00:50 and 64 miles in August that's a lot of

00:54 bike riding how many miles did he bike

00:58 altogether let's use addition to

01:02 determine how many miles Tom biked in

01:04 total do you remember how we can add 35

01:08 plus 73 + 64 that's right we need to

01:15 stack our numbers lining up each place

01:18 value now we can add down in the ones

01:21 column 5 plus 3 plus 4 is 12 because we

01:28 can only write one digit below the ones

01:31 column we put a two below and we carry

01:34 the 1 to the next column

01:36 next we add down in the tens column

01:39 starting with the one that we just

01:41 carried 1 plus 3 plus 7 plus 6 is 17 we

01:50 can write 17 below just make sure the 1

01:53 is in the hundreds column altogether we

01:57 found Tom Road 172 miles have you met my

02:04 mom Lily she had 331 dollars to spend on

02:09 birthday gifts for her family Lily

02:11 bought a doll for 3

02:13 eight dollars and a tablet for $99 how

02:18 much money does she have left there's a

02:22 few different ways to solve this problem

02:23 but I want to start with figuring out

02:25 how much money she spent altogether on

02:29 the doll and tablet that means we will

02:32 add 38 plus 99 I'm going to start by

02:38 writing the addition problem vertically

02:40 and then I'll add the ones column 8 plus

02:44 9 is 17 I know I can only put one digit

02:48 below

02:48 so I'll write 7 below and carry the 1 to

02:51 the tens column now let's add in the

02:54 tens column one plus three plus nine is

03:01 Lily spent $137 total on the doll AM

03:06 tablet so how much money does she have

03:10 left if Lily started with three hundred

03:14 thirty one dollars and spent $137 we

03:20 need to subtract 331 - 137 just like an

03:27 addition we'll start by subtracting in

03:29 the ones column 1 - 7 hmm I cannot take

03:34 away 7 from 1 so we'll have to borrow

03:37 from the tens column cross out the three

03:41 write a 2 above it then we'll cross out

03:45 the 1 and write 11 this shows that we

03:48 borrowed now we can subtract 11 minus 7

03:52 which is 4 okay now we repeat the

03:57 process in the tens column we have 2

04:00 minus 300 I can't take away 3 from 2 so

04:05 we have to borrow again this time from

04:08 the hundreds column cross out the 3 and

04:11 write a 2 and now we will show our

04:15 borrowing by crossing out the 2 and

04:17 writing 12 now let's subtract 12 minus 3

04:24 great job

04:26 we're almost done now we need to

04:29 subtract in the hundreds column two

04:32 minus one is one

04:35 we found that 331 - 137 is 194 therefore

04:44 Lily has one hundred ninety-four dollars

04:47 left after she bought the doll and

04:49 tablet let's look at another problem a

04:54 soda factory can put sixteen sodas in

04:57 one box

04:58 they have already filled three boxes how

05:03 many boxes will be filled all together

05:05 if they have 78 more sodas first of all

05:09 that's a lot of soda if sixteen sodas

05:13 can fit into one box we will divide 78

05:17 by 16 to find how many boxes are needed

05:20 for those sodas notice this set up for

05:23 our division problem using the long

05:25 division sign 78 is the dividend and it

05:29 goes under the long division sign where

05:32 16 is the divisor so it goes outside and

05:36 to the left

05:37 we need to figure out how many times 16

05:41 goes into 78 hmm let's try 4 4 times 6

05:48 is 24 we will write 4 below the 8 and

05:52 carry the 2 above the 1 in 16 now

05:57 multiply 4 times 1 which is 4 but we're

06:01 gonna add to that we had carried 4 plus

06:05 2 is 6

06:07 therefore 16 times 4 is 64 next draw a

06:14 line and change the sign so we subtract

06:17 78 minus 64

06:19 we can do this in our place value

06:23 columns starting with 8 minus 4 which is

06:27 4 and 7 minus 6 which is 1 so 78 minus

06:33 64 equals 14 and since 14 is less than

06:38 our divisor 6

06:40 we're done with the long division and we

06:44 know that we have a remainder of 14

06:46 sodas so what does our answer really

06:49 mean we need four boxes to hold 64 sodas

06:55 plus one more box to hold 14 remaining

06:58 sodas in other words we need five boxes

07:03 to hold all 78 sodas let's revisit the

07:07 problem though the factory started with

07:11 three boxes and needed to add more for

07:14 the 78 sodas we just found out that we

07:17 needed five boxes to hold the 78 sodas

07:21 therefore altogether we need three plus

07:25 five equals eight boxes total to hold

07:29 all the sodas nice work

07:34 let's look at another problem the fifth

07:37 grade is taking a field trip to a local

07:39 museum they can fit eleven students in

07:43 each small bus and two buses have

07:46 already been loaded how many buses will

07:49 they take all together if they need to

07:51 load 58 more students we can use

07:56 division to find how many small buses

07:58 can hold 58 students if each bus holds

08:02 11 students we can divide 58 by 11 to

08:06 find the number of buses let's set up

08:10 our division problem 58 is the dividend

08:14 and it goes under the long division sign

08:16 and 11 is our divisor and goes out in

08:20 front of the sign how many times does 11

08:24 go into 58 without going over that's

08:27 right five times so multiply 5 times 11

08:32 which is 55 so we write that below and

08:36 then we're going to draw a line and

08:38 change the sign to subtract 58 minus 55

08:43 is 3 3 is our remainder and this means

08:48 that we have three students who will

08:51 also need an additional bus

08:53 so overall five buses will hold 55

08:58 students plus we'll need a sixth bus to

09:01 hold the last three remaining students

09:04 let's revisit the original problem the

09:08 schools already had two buses filled and

09:12 we need six more buses to hold 58 more

09:16 students altogether we need 2 plus 6

09:20 equals 8 buses nice work Shh I think I

09:29 lost the snake and found my way out I

09:33 guess not see you guys later thank you

09:38 for watching our video to support us in

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4th Grade Math Word Problems Real-Life Problems

Welcome to our 4th Grade Math Word Problems page. Here you will find our range of Fourth Grade Math Problem Worksheets which will help your child apply and practice their Math skills to solve a range of challenges and 'real life' problems.

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4th Grade Math Word Problems

Here you will find a range of problem solving worksheets.

The sheets involve using a range of math skills and knowledge to solve problems.

Each problem sheet is available in both standard and metric units (where appropriate), and come complete with an answer sheet.

There is a mixture of longer math challenges and shorter word problems to solve. Some of the data comes from the real world, such as the Heaviest Terrestrial Animals sheet, some of the word problems are made up.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

Travelling Salamanders Problem Solving

Travelling Salamanders involve the math skills of rounding, ordering, adding and subtracting.

This sheet is available in standard and metric units.

Heaviest Terrestrial Animals Problems

Heaviest Terrestrial Animals are a sheet of 4th grade math problems which involve solving a range of problems involving decimals with mainly 1 decimal place. Rounding, adding, subtracting and multiplying by 1000 are covered in these sheets.

Great Winged Wonders Problems

These word problems are all about the wingspans of birds. The math skills include rounding, ordering, adding and subtracting decimals with up to 1 or 2 decimal places, depending on whether you choose the standard or metric version.

Temperatures Around the World

These word problems are all about different temperature around the world. The main focus on these worksheets is the ordering and working out differences of positive and negative whole numbers.

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The problems in this section involve integers only and are at a more basic level than the problems on this page.

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If these word problems look too easy, then why not try our 5th grade math problems?

The problem on this page involve larger numbers and more complex problem solving. They also involve decimals with more decimal places.

There are also some sinple ratio problems to introduce your child to ratio and proportion.

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