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Solve Word Problems and Puzzles

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

'Solve Word Problems and Puzzles ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Four Operations for All Numbers

Popular topics:   Ratio worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Sometimes in maths, we are presented with a written problem rather than a sum!

When these questions appear, we must always still use our maths knowledge to solve the question and not be put off by the words!


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We need to think carefully about which maths knowledge we should use each time.



Given that 37 × 22 = 814, can you find 37 × 2.2 without further working?


Did you spot the part that said 'without further working'?  There must be some maths understanding we can apply to work this answer out without a calculator or further sums... but what is it?


We need to look at the relationship between the numbers.  Did you spot that 2.2 is a tenth of 22?


When we divide a number by 10, we move the decimal point once to the left


37 × 2.2 = 814 ÷ 10 = 81.4


Was that easier than it looked?


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