Word Problems from Literature

[Photo by Passion of Bilwa.]

I’ve put the word problems from my elementary problem solving series into printable worksheets:

The Answers

The word problems are worked out and explained at their original posts:

As with all my handouts, feel free to download and print them for use in your own classroom, homeschool, or math club, as long as you leave the copyright information intact. As one of the founding fathers of mathematics is reported to have said:

I will be sufficiently rewarded if when telling it to others you will not claim the discovery as your own, but will say it was mine.

Thales of Miletus (CA 600 BC)

Update: My New Book

You can help prevent math anxiety by giving your children the mental tools they need to conquer the toughest story problems.

Check out Word Problems from Literature: An Introduction to Bar Model Diagrams—now available at all your favorite online bookstores!

And there’s a paperback Student Workbook, too.

4 thoughts on “Word Problems from Literature

  1. My friend Don gave me a great money conversion problem based on Harry Potter’s first shopping trip on Diagon Alley.

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