Two-Step Math Word Problems


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Bob wants to take his whole family to the zoo! He has a wife and four children. If Bob's car fits 4 people and his wife's car fits the same amount, how many cars will they have to take?

In this problem, what is the first step written in equation form?

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1. Which is NOT true about a two-step math word problem?


Matt likes to collect seashells. Last week at the beach, he collected 4 shells each of the 7 days he spent at the beach. When he got home, he put all of his shells into 2 equal piles. How many shells are in each pile?

What would be the second equation you would use to solve this word problem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Two-step word problems can seem difficult, but if you know how do them correctly, they can be a snap. This quiz tests your ability to figure out two-step word problems through five multiple-choice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • The steps to solving two-step problems
  • Equations for solving two-step problems
  • Another term for a number sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about problem solving and word problems
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you understand what terms like 'number sentence' refer to

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the Two-Step Math Word Problems lesson, and you'll learn about:

  • Two-step word problem solving techniques
  • Different equations
  • Word problem vocabulary