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Math Mammoth Foundational Word Problems

Foundational Word Problems book cover
71 pages
(answers included)

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use ISBN ‎ 978-1954358355

Math Mammoth Foundational Word Problems is a workbook intended for students in 3rd grade and above that need more practice with word problems. I especially aim to help students in 4th-7th grades who have trouble with word problems and who need to “go back to the beginning”, so to speak, to learn to solve them.

The problems are generally based on a knowledge of third grade math, such as regrouping in addition and subtraction, the multiplication tables, concept of division, and calculating change. The problems do not require long multiplication, long division, or calculations with fractions or decimals (with the exception of money amounts).

The worksheets have examples and some instruction about common strategies for word problems. Students are often encouraged to write down the calculations they do. They are also encouraged to make a drawing or a sketch of the situation in the problem, to help them understand the situation and to see what math operation is involved.

Overall, most of the problems require two or more steps; however, some problem sets focus on differentiating what math operation should be used, and those only require a single step.

Several problem sets are designed to help students to master problems that involve equal-size groups. These questions either ask for the total (and are thus solved by multiplying), or they ask for the size of the group or for the quantity of the groups (one can write a missing number multiplication sentence, such as 3 × ___ = 18 or use division).

The book also includes word problems with fractions, with large numbers, with money, geometry word problems, and challenges in the form of puzzle corners.

The PDF version of this book can be filled in on a computer, phone, or tablet, using the annotation tools found in many PDF apps. See more.


Testimonials

My daughter is a big fan of all the farm related questions and especially the horse bar graph!

I do love the addition of the sentences with the blanks to place the answer like “There are ____ pieces in the pile.” I think it is good practicing in reminding them to write out the whole answer not just the number part.

It has been great practice and I think has helped a LOT in her understanding of how to figure out word problems.

I know we are enjoying it and she is getting better finding those key words in word problems to know what to do! We are excited to switch to math mammoth for fourth grade now and this set of word problems has been a huge help in bridging the gap of what we needed to work on before doing so. I just need to order a stuffed Mathy now to be totally ready! 😉 Thank you so much for sharing these word problems with us and being so helpful!

Rebecca

You might also be interested in:
  • Math Mammoth Multiplication 1—a worktext that teaches the concept of multiplication and has a system of structured drill for learning all the multiplication tables (grades 3-4).
  • Math Mammoth Add & Subtract 3—a worktext about three-digit addition and subtraction, graphs, and word problems (grades 2-3).


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In other words, you are permitted to make copies for the students/children you are teaching, but not for other teachers' usage.


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