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Measurement: Problem Solving (1)

In this worksheet, children must answer wordy questions.

'Measurement: Problem Solving (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Problems

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you will be asked some wordy problems and must use maths to work out the answers.

 

Example

There are 3 girls on a school bus.  Five more girls get on along with some boys.

There are now 18 children on the bus.

How many boys are on the bus?

 

Answer

This is a subtraction or take away.

18 - 3  = 15 

15 - 5 = 10

10 boys are on the bus

Jane has 22 sweets and Tom has 6 sweets.

How many more sweets has Jane than Tom?

Andrew was given £1 by his mum.

He went to the shop to buy 2 apples costing 25p each.

 

How many pence did he have left?

What is the sum of 45 and 46?

Name a 3-D shape that has six square faces.

My new pencils are each 15 cm long.

If I place 5 end to end, how long will they stretch in cm?

Lessons start at 8.30 a.m. and last for 2¼ hours until break starts.

At what time does break start?

10.30

10.45

10.45 a.m.

A film starts at 7.20 p.m. and finishes at 9.45 p.m.

Will the film fit on my 2½ hour video tape?

Yes

No

My dad is 50 years old.

I am one fifth of his age.

My brother is 2 years older than me.

How old is my brother?

Jack has 27p in one pocket and 59p in another pocket.

How much does he have altogether in his pockets?

Each side of a triangle is 12 cm long.

 

How far is it all the way round?

15 cm

36 cm

  • Question 1

Jane has 22 sweets and Tom has 6 sweets.

How many more sweets has Jane than Tom?

CORRECT ANSWER
16
EDDIE SAYS
22 - 6 = 16
  • Question 2

Andrew was given £1 by his mum.

He went to the shop to buy 2 apples costing 25p each.

 

How many pence did he have left?

CORRECT ANSWER
50
EDDIE SAYS
100 - 50 = 50
  • Question 3

What is the sum of 45 and 46?

CORRECT ANSWER
91
EDDIE SAYS
45 + 46 = 91
  • Question 4

Name a 3-D shape that has six square faces.

CORRECT ANSWER
cube
  • Question 5

My new pencils are each 15 cm long.

If I place 5 end to end, how long will they stretch in cm?

CORRECT ANSWER
75
75 cm
75cm
EDDIE SAYS
5 x 15 = 75
  • Question 6

Lessons start at 8.30 a.m. and last for 2¼ hours until break starts.

At what time does break start?

CORRECT ANSWER
10.45 a.m.
  • Question 7

A film starts at 7.20 p.m. and finishes at 9.45 p.m.

Will the film fit on my 2½ hour video tape?

CORRECT ANSWER
Yes
EDDIE SAYS
Fits with 5 minutes spare.
  • Question 8

My dad is 50 years old.

I am one fifth of his age.

My brother is 2 years older than me.

How old is my brother?

CORRECT ANSWER
12
EDDIE SAYS
50 ÷ 5 = 10 10 + 2 = 12
  • Question 9

Jack has 27p in one pocket and 59p in another pocket.

How much does he have altogether in his pockets?

CORRECT ANSWER
86p
86 p
EDDIE SAYS
27p + 59p = 86p
  • Question 10

Each side of a triangle is 12 cm long.

 

How far is it all the way round?

CORRECT ANSWER
36 cm
EDDIE SAYS
3 x 12 = 36
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