Overcoming this early solution bias can be difficult, and it is much better to develop the habit of making a complete pass over the problem before deciding on a path to the solution.
There are particular words that seem to show up in word problems for different operations that can tip you off to what might be the correct operation to apply.
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This is the first set of word problem worksheets the introduces multiplication.Word problems are one of the first ways we see applied math, and also one of the most anxiety producing math challenges many grade school kids face.This page has a great collection of word problems that provide a gentle introduction to word problems for all four basic math operations.The simple addition word problems can be introduced very early, in first or second grade depending on student aptitude.Follow those worksheets up with the subtraction word problems once subtraction concept are covered, and then proceed with multiplication and division word problems in the same fashion.) you'll know what kind of math we've been practicing...These worksheets are primarily division word problems that introduce remainders.Talking with kids regularly about 'how many more do you need' or 'how many do you have left over' or other seemingly simple questions when asked regularly can build that basic number sense that helps enormously when word problems and applied math start to show up.There are many tricks for solving word problems that can bridge the gap, and they can be helpful tools if students are either struggling with where to start with a problem or just need a way to check their thinking on a particular problem.This is a very common class of word problem and specific practice with these worksheets will prepare students when they encounter similar problems on standardized tests.The math worksheets on this section of the site deal with simple word problems appropriate for primary grades.