Using Mental Math to Solve Two-Step Problems


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What are the four math operations?

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1. Using _____ to solve a problem requires that you only use your _____.

2. You have five pieces of candy, your mom gives you three more and you eat two. How many pieces of candy do you have now?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the worksheet/quiz to see what you know about mental math and two-step problems. Answer questions on key points like the four math operations and what is necessary in order to solve math problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out what you understand about the following:

  • How to calculate the amount of candy somebody has after receiving and then eating a few pieces
  • How many slices of pizza you have leftover after eating a few for lunch and dinner
  • The number of friends at a party after some have gone
  • Inverse operations for two mathematical concepts
  • How to identify a set of math problems that are solved correctly

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve mental math and two-step practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about math operations in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the inverse operations for math problems

Additional Learning

We've put together the lesson entitled Using Mental Math to Solve Two-Step Problems to help you learn more about these areas of study:

  • Why using mental math is helpful in everyday life
  • Examples of the four operations in mental math
  • What inverse operations are