Word problems

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Year 4 skills

  1. A.6 Skip-counting puzzles
  2. B.9 Place value word problems
  3. C.7 Add three or more numbers with up to three digits - word problems
  4. C.11 Add two numbers with up to four digits - word problems
  5. C.15 Add three or more numbers with up to four digits - word problems
  6. D.3 Subtract numbers with up to three digits - word problems
  7. D.9 Subtract numbers with up to four digits - word problems
  8. H.6 Multiplication word problems
  9. H.7 Multiplication word problems: find the missing factor
  10. H.9 Multiply a one-digit number by a two-digit number: word problems
  11. H.11 Multiply a one-digit number by a three-digit number: word problems
  12. H.13 Multiply three or more numbers: word problems
  13. L.5 Division word problems
  14. L.7 Divide larger numbers: word problems
  15. L.9 Interpret remainders
  16. M.9 Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems
  17. M.11 Multi-step word problems - addition and subtraction
  18. M.12 Multi-step word problems
  19. O.6 Write variable expressions from word problems
  20. O.7 Write variable equations to represent word problems
  21. P.6 Estimate sums: word problems
  22. P.8 Estimate differences: word problems
  23. P.10 Estimate products: word problems
  24. P.12 Estimate quotients: word problems
  25. P.13 Estimate sums, differences, products and quotients: word problems
  26. Q.1 Guess the number
  27. Q.3 Find the order
  28. Q.4 Age puzzles
  29. Q.5 Find two numbers based on sum and difference
  30. Q.6 Find two numbers based on sum, difference, product and quotient
  31. S.8 Add money amounts - word problems
  32. Y.11 Unit fractions: modelling word problems
  33. Y.12 Unit fractions: word problems
  34. Y.13 Fractions of a whole: modelling word problems
  35. Y.14 Fractions of a whole: word problems
  36. Y.15 Fractions of a group: word problems
  37. Y.19 Fractions of a number: word problems
  38. CC.15 Add and subtract decimals - word problems

Year 5 skills

  1. B.2 Add numbers with five digits or more: word problems
  2. B.9 Estimate sums: word problems
  3. C.2 Subtract numbers with five digits or more: word problems
  4. C.7 Estimate differences: word problems
  5. D.11 Estimate products: word problems
  6. D.16 Multiply a two-digit number by a two-digit number: word problems
  7. D.22 Multiply numbers ending in zeroes: word problems
  8. D.24 Multiply three or more numbers: word problems
  9. E.2 Division facts to 10: word problems
  10. E.5 Divide larger numbers by a one-digit number: word problems
  11. E.7 Interpret remainders
  12. E.11 Estimate quotients: word problems
  13. E.13 Divisibility rules: word problems
  14. E.16 Divide numbers ending in zeroes, multi-digit divisors: word problems
  15. F.3 Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems
  16. F.4 Estimate sums, differences, products and quotients: word problems
  17. F.5 Multi-step word problems
  18. F.6 Word problems with extra or missing information
  19. F.7 Solve word problems using guess-and-check
  20. H.2 Write variable expressions: word problems
  21. H.4 Write variable equations to represent word problems
  22. L.1 Find two numbers based on sum and difference
  23. L.2 Find two numbers based on sum, difference, product and quotient
  24. L.3 Find the order
  25. M.3 Number patterns: word problems
  26. N.4 Add money amounts - word problems
  27. P.5 Find start and end times: multi-step word problems
  28. S.2 Fractions of a whole: word problems
  29. S.3 Fractions of a group: word problems
  30. S.16 Fractions of a number: word problems
  31. T.4 Add and subtract fractions with like denominators: word problems
  32. T.6 Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators: word problems
  33. T.8 Add three or more fractions with like denominators: word problems
  34. T.11 Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators: word problems
  35. T.13 Add three or more fractions with unlike denominators: word problems
  36. T.15 Add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators: word problems
  37. U.6 Multiply unit fractions by whole numbers: word problems
  38. U.11 Multiply fractions by whole numbers: word problems
  39. W.3 Add and subtract decimals: word problems
  40. W.6 Add three or more decimals: word problems
  41. W.10 Solve decimal problems using diagrams
  42. X.4 Percent of a number: word problems

Year 6 skills

  1. B.2 Add and subtract whole numbers: word problems
  2. B.9 Estimate sums and differences: word problems
  3. C.2 Multiply by a one-digit number: word problems
  4. C.5 Multiply numbers ending in zeroes: word problems
  5. C.9 Estimate products: word problems
  6. C.16 Multiply a two-digit number by a three-digit or four-digit number: word problems
  7. C.18 Multiply three or four numbers: word problems
  8. D.2 Division facts to 12: word problems
  9. D.4 Divide by one-digit numbers: word problems
  10. D.5 Divide by one-digit numbers: interpret remainders
  11. D.6 Estimate quotients: word problems
  12. D.9 Divide numbers ending in zeroes: word problems
  13. D.11 Divide by two-digit numbers: word problems
  14. E.4 Divisibility rules: word problems
  15. G.2 Add and subtract decimals: word problems
  16. H.4 Multiply decimals and whole numbers: word problems
  17. I.5 Division with decimal quotients: word problems
  18. J.2 Fractions of a whole: word problems
  19. J.3 Fractions of a group: word problems
  20. J.13 Fractions of a number: word problems
  21. K.4 Add and subtract fractions with like denominators: word problems
  22. K.6 Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators: word problems
  23. K.8 Add three or more fractions with like denominators: word problems
  24. K.11 Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators: word problems
  25. K.13 Add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators: word problems
  26. K.15 Add three or more fractions with unlike denominators: word problems
  27. L.14 Multiply fractions: word problems
  28. M.2 Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers: word problems
  29. M.6 Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals: word problems
  30. N.1 Multi-step word problems
  31. N.2 Word problems with extra or missing information
  32. N.3 Guess-and-check problems
  33. N.4 Find the order
  34. N.5 Use Venn diagrams to solve problems
  35. O.2 Write a ratio: word problems
  36. P.4 Percent of a number: word problems
  37. Q.2 Add and subtract money: word problems
  38. Q.3 Multiply money amounts: word problems
  39. Q.4 Multiply money amounts with decimals: word problems
  40. Q.5 Divide money amounts with decimals: word problems
  41. R.4 Number sequences: word problems
  42. T.2 Write variable expressions: word problems
  43. T.4 Write variable equations: word problems
  44. W.4 Find start and end times: word problems
  45. CC.8 Area and perimeter: word problems

Year 7 skills

  1. A.5 Add and subtract whole numbers: word problems
  2. B.2 Multiply whole numbers: word problems
  3. B.4 Multiply numbers ending in zeroes: word problems
  4. B.6 Multiply three or more numbers: word problems
  5. C.3 Divide numbers ending in zeroes: word problems
  6. E.7 HCF and LCM: word problems
  7. G.2 Add and subtract decimals: word problems
  8. H.3 Multiply decimals and whole numbers: word problems
  9. H.9 Divide decimals by whole numbers: word problems
  10. I.2 Understanding fractions: word problems
  11. I.5 Fractions: word problems
  12. I.8 Compare fractions: word problems
  13. J.2 Add and subtract fractions with like denominators: word problems
  14. J.4 Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators: word problems
  15. J.7 Add and subtract mixed numbers: word problems
  16. K.3 Fractions of a number: word problems
  17. K.7 Multiply fractions: word problems
  18. N.2 Add, subtract, multiply or divide two whole numbers: word problems
  19. N.5 Add, subtract, multiply or divide two decimals: word problems
  20. N.8 Add, subtract or multiply two fractions: word problems
  21. P.1 Estimate to solve word problems
  22. P.2 Word problems with multiple steps or extra or missing information
  23. P.3 Guess-and-check word problems
  24. P.4 Distance/direction to starting point
  25. P.5 Use logical reasoning to find the order
  26. Q.2 Write a ratio: word problems
  27. Q.7 Compare ratios: word problems
  28. R.4 Compare percents and fractions: word problems
  29. R.6 Percents of numbers: word problems
  30. R.8 Find what percent one number is of another: word problems
  31. T.3 Add and subtract money amounts: word problems
  32. T.5 Multiply money: word problems
  33. T.7 Divide money amounts: word problems
  34. X.2 Write variable expressions: word problems
  35. Z.2 Identify independent and dependent variables
  36. Z.3 Solve word problems involving two-variable equations
  37. EE.12 Area and perimeter: word problems

Year 8 skills

  1. A.7 HCF and LCM: word problems
  2. C.5 Add and subtract integers: word problems
  3. E.2 Add and subtract decimals: word problems
  4. E.4 Multiply decimals and whole numbers: word problems
  5. E.6 Divide decimals by whole numbers: word problems
  6. E.9 Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals: word problems
  7. F.4 Fractions: word problems with graphs and tables
  8. F.7 Compare fractions: word problems
  9. G.2 Add and subtract fractions: word problems
  10. G.4 Add and subtract mixed numbers: word problems
  11. G.8 Multiply fractions and whole numbers: word problems
  12. G.11 Multiply fractions: word problems
  13. G.17 Divide fractions: word problems
  14. G.19 Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers: word problems
  15. J.4 Equivalent ratios: word problems
  16. J.6 Compare ratios: word problems
  17. J.9 Do the ratios form a proportion: word problems
  18. J.11 Solve proportions: word problems
  19. K.7 Interpret graphs of proportional relationships
  20. L.6 Percents of numbers: word problems
  21. L.8 Solve percent equations: word problems
  22. M.1 Add, subtract, multiply and divide money amounts: word problems
  23. N.1 Estimate to solve word problems
  24. N.2 Multi-step word problems
  25. N.3 Guess-and-check word problems
  26. N.4 Use Venn diagrams to solve problems
  27. N.5 Find the number of each type of coin
  28. N.6 Elapsed time word problems
  29. Q.5 Number sequences: word problems
  30. R.2 Write variable expressions: word problems
  31. S.7 Solve equations: word problems
  32. U.2 Identify independent and dependent variables
  33. AA.4 Area and perimeter: word problems
  34. AA.6 Circles: word problems