# Measurement: Problem Solving (1)

In this worksheet, children must answer wordy questions.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Four Operations Problems

Difficulty level:

### 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?

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?

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?

50
EDDIE SAYS
100 - 50 = 50
• Question 3

What is the sum of 45 and 46?

91
EDDIE SAYS
45 + 46 = 91
• Question 4

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

36 cm
EDDIE SAYS
3 x 12 = 36
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