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Solve Maths Problems in Famous Stories

In this worksheet, students answer wordy 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.

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?

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

How many bowls of porridge were eaten?

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

How many single tickets did they need to buy?

Snow White buys new shoes for all the dwarves.

How many shoes did she buy?

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

They each bought 6 eggs.

How many eggs did they buy altogether?

Goldilocks and the bears shared 12 sweets equally between them.

How many sweets did they each get?

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?

Jack takes 2 minutes to climb the beanstalk.

How many seconds is this?

The prince looked for Cinderella for exactly two weeks.

How many days is this?

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

  • Question 1

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

How many chairs were needed?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.

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