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Solve Maths Problems in Famous Stories

In this worksheet, students answer worded questions relating to famous stories.

'Solve Maths Problems in Famous Stories' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:  Make Mathematical Statements Using +, - and =

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet you will be asked maths questions based on your favourite fairy tales.

Fairytale

You will find it helpful to know about:

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

The Three Little Pigs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves all sat down around a table.

How many chairs were needed?

chair

Goldilocks and the three bears each ate two bowls of porridge.

How many bowls of porridge were eaten?

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Goldilocks, the bears, Snow White and the dwarves all went on a bus.

How many single tickets did they need to buy?

 

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Snow White buys new shoes for all the dwarves.

How many shoes did she buy?

A pair of shoes

The little Pigs went to the market to buy some eggs.

They each bought 6 eggs.

How many eggs did they buy altogether?

Box of 6 eggs

Goldilocks and the bears shared 12 sweets equally between them.

How many sweets did they each get?

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Cinderella, her two step sisters and her wicked step mother go to visit Snow White and the dwarves.

How many people is this in total?

Fairytale

Jack takes 2 minutes to climb the beanstalk.

How many seconds is this?

Jack

The prince looked for Cinderella for exactly two weeks.

How many days is this?

Prince and Cinderella

Double the number of dwarves and take away three times the number of bears.

 

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

  • Question 1

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves all sat down around a table.

How many chairs were needed?

chair

CORRECT ANSWER
8
EDDIE SAYS
1 (Snow White) + 7 (Dwarves) = 8
  • Question 2

Goldilocks and the three bears each ate two bowls of porridge.

How many bowls of porridge were eaten?

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

CORRECT ANSWER
8
EDDIE SAYS
1 + 3 = 4 2 x 4 = 8
  • Question 3

Goldilocks, the bears, Snow White and the dwarves all went on a bus.

How many single tickets did they need to buy?

 

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

CORRECT ANSWER
12
EDDIE SAYS
1 + 3 + 1 + 7 = 12
  • Question 4

Snow White buys new shoes for all the dwarves.

How many shoes did she buy?

A pair of shoes

CORRECT ANSWER
14
EDDIE SAYS
7 pairs 7 x 2 = 14
  • Question 5

The little Pigs went to the market to buy some eggs.

They each bought 6 eggs.

How many eggs did they buy altogether?

Box of 6 eggs

CORRECT ANSWER
18
EDDIE SAYS
3 pigs 3 x 6 = 18
  • Question 6

Goldilocks and the bears shared 12 sweets equally between them.

How many sweets did they each get?

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

CORRECT ANSWER
3
EDDIE SAYS
4 "people" 12 ÷ 4 = 3
  • Question 7

Cinderella, her two step sisters and her wicked step mother go to visit Snow White and the dwarves.

How many people is this in total?

Fairytale

CORRECT ANSWER
12
EDDIE SAYS
1 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 7 = 12
  • Question 8

Jack takes 2 minutes to climb the beanstalk.

How many seconds is this?

Jack

CORRECT ANSWER
120
EDDIE SAYS
2 x 60 = 120
  • Question 9

The prince looked for Cinderella for exactly two weeks.

How many days is this?

Prince and Cinderella

CORRECT ANSWER
14
EDDIE SAYS
2 x 7 = 14
  • Question 10

Double the number of dwarves and take away three times the number of bears.

 

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

CORRECT ANSWER
5
EDDIE SAYS
2 x 7 = 14 3 x 3 = 9 14 - 9 = 5
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