Mixed Operations Word Problems V

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Reinforce arithmetic and problem-solving skills with real-life word problems involving money. Some of the word problems in this math worksheet require multiple steps to reach the correct answer.

This worksheet includes several FutureFit Extension Activities that highlight 21st Century skills like critical thinking, service mentality, and creativity. These FutureFit Extension Activities are designed to reinforce the concepts included in the worksheet activity while integrating real-world skills. They can be used as in-class independent practice or group activities, or assigned for take-home or independent work.

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(10-15 minutes, menu from a zoo, such as Nashville Zoo Dining)
Present the following scenario to the students: “Your class is going on a field trip to the zoo, and your parents have given you $30 for lunch and spending money. Choose a “healthy” lunch option including a protein, fruit and/or veggie and a drink. Add up the total cost of the lunch. How much money is left for souvenirs? Now add a twist to the scenario: You lost $15 of the money your parents gave you. Now, what will you do? Will you choose the same items on the menu? If not, what will you change and why?”

Get Going

(10-15 minutes):
Present the following scenario to the students: “You want a new bike, and your parents are telling you that you have to earn the money to pay for half of the cost. What can you do to earn the money and how long will it take?” Allow the students to find the cost of a bike on the internet, and then calculate the amount they need to earn. Ask them to write a plan for making the money and how long it will take until they can purchase the bike.

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Fourth Grade Math Made Easy
Fourth Grade Math Made Easy

These workbooks have been compiled and tested by a team of math experts to increase your child's confidence, enjoyment, and success at school. Fourth Grade Math Made Easy provides practice at all the major topics for Grade 4 with emphasis on multiplication and division of larger numbers. It includes a review of Grade 3 topics and a preview of topics in Grade 5. It also includes Times Tables practice. Learn how the workbook correlates to the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.

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