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Solve Problems Involving Measures

In this worksheet, children will practise answering word problems involving measure.

'Solve Problems Involving Measures' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Four Operations Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will look at some word problems involving measurement.

We will be using addition, subtraction, and multiplication to help us solve the problems.


Top Tip:

It sometimes can help to break the question down into simple steps and answer one part at a time.

Remember to include the unit of measure in the answer.

Read each question carefully and think about what calculation is needed.


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a bus


A bus journey into town costs £3 per person.  

Three children go into town on the bus.

How much money do they need altogether?



We need to find 3 lots of £3 to find the answer

3 + 3 + 3 = 9

They need £9 altogether.


If they pay with a £20 note, how much change will they get?





We know they spend £9, so we need to subtract this from £20 to find the answer.

20 - 9 = 11

They receive £11 change.


The following questions will involve different types of measures including length, mass, and more money questions.


Good luck!

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