What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions


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Jimmy bought a box of 12 donuts for him and five of his friends to eat. How many whole donuts can each person have?

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1. It takes Susan 2 minutes to solve one math problem. How many minutes will it take Susan to solve 25 math problems?

2. Bob is selling a fried chicken dinner for $5 a plate. At the end of one day, he manages to sell 52 such dinners. How much money did he make?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Word problems can be tricky to solve. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge of what the important information is and how to identify key terms. To pass this quiz, you'll need to be able to pick out the keywords and phrases as well as solve word problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Solving multiplication word problems
  • Solving word problems referencing units of time
  • Identifying key facts in word problems
  • Solving word problems about money

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of math terms to make math expressions from word problems
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve arithmetic word practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding math problems and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as 'how much' and 'what's the difference'

Additional Learning

To learn more about solving word problems, review the accompanying lesson What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Follow the steps to setup the math expression
  • Identify the important parts of problem
  • Identify the key terms that tell what the problem is
  • Understand how to write the math expression
  • Know how to solve the problem