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Solve Word Problems and Puzzles

In this worksheet, students resolve word problems and puzzles allowing them to revise and practise a range of mathematical processes for measures, percentages, decimals, fractions and wider number knowlege.

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'Solve Word Problems and Puzzles ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Sometimes in maths, we are faced with word problems, which can confuse us as we are used to numbers! 


When we see these we need to look past the words and think about the maths that we know that can help us to solve the question.


Confused Little Girl


Have a look at an example of a word problem below... look familiar?




In a room full of people,

1/8 of them wear glasses.

1/6 of them wear contact lenses, and the rest have perfect eyesight.


What fraction of them have perfect eyesight?


1/8 + 1/6 =

3/24 + 4/24 = 7/24


24/24 - 7/24 = 17/24



 So 17/24 have perfect eyesight.


Let's have a go at some different word problems in this activity, remember, always think carefully about what you are being asked to do!

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