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Patterns - Level 1

These one page worksheets introduce patterns. Students complete the patterns for each problem. The problems consist of numbers, objects, and one word problem.

Key concept: Math contains patterns and repetition, and the ability to see these is of great value to students.

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Pattern Puzzles - Level 1

This one page worksheet has students determine the missing values of three different puzzles. Students need to find the pattern and then calculate the missing amounts.

Key concept: Mathematics is filled with patterns. The better students are at seeing them the faster they get at solving problems.



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Math Vocabulary - Level 2

This one page worksheet helps students practice basic math vocabulary. It can be used as a single worksheet or separated into two smaller ones and used as warm ups.

Key concept: Students need to remember key vocabulary terms so silly mistakes are not made. Example: Students always get factors and multiples mixed up.


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Numerical and Verbal Expressions
Level 1

This one page worksheet introduces numerical and verbal expressions. It explains what are constants and expressions, and why expressions are important in mathematics.

Key concept: Students need to be able to express information into a mathematical problem and solution.


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Algebraic and Verbal Expressions
Level 1

This one page worksheet introduces algebraic and verbal expressions. It explains what are constants, variables, expressions, and why expressions are important in mathematics.

Key concept: Expressing information into a mathematical expression and solution, and understanding expressions is the key to algebra. An equation is two expressions that are the same.

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Word Problems Art - All Levels

These one page HOLIDAY worksheets are simple words problems designed for all levels. Note: The picture and answers are the same for each level, but the questions are different.

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Word Sentences and Variables

These one page Halloween worksheets review verbal sentences and variables. Students read the sentences (equations) and find the missing number. The drawing is the same but the questions are different for each level.

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Chef Willie's Word Problems
Level 1

This one page worksheet has students answer four restaurant word problems. The problems are not difficult but each problem requires a little thought before answering.

Key concept: Students make silly mistakes because they do not read word problems thoroughly and understand what it's actually asking.



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One Step Word Problems
Level 1

Students use basic multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction to solve one step word problems.



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Two Step Word Problems
Level 1

Students use basic multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction to solve two step word problems.



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Two Step Word Problems
Level 2

Students use their basic skills to solve two step word problems. Problems include time, area, perimeter, fractions, and percents.



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Word Problems
Multiplication and Division
Level 2

These one page word problem worksheets cover multiplication and division. They include one and two step problems.



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The Distributive Property
of Multiplication
Word Problems - Level 2

This one page worksheet uses the distributive property of multiplication to solve word problems.

Key concept: Students should know how to use the distributive property to help solve multiplication problems quicker.


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Word Problems - Estimation
Level 2

This one page worksheet covers estimation using word problems.


Key concept: Students use their knowledge of estimation to solve real life problems.




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Word Problems on Distance - Level 3

This art worksheet includes word problems on distance. Students use a distant chart in kilometers to answer various questions, and convert kilometers to miles or miles to kilometers.

Important note: To shade the picture correctly students must use 1 kilometer = 0.62 miles when converting.


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Money Word Problems

These one page word problem worksheets review money, which are great for warm-ups or just some review. There are three different levels that have similar problems but the amounts are different.



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Calendar Vocabulary - Level 1

This one page worksheet reviews basic calendar vocabulary. Students fill in the blanks using the given words.

Key concept: Students should be able to understand time and know key vocabulary related to seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years.




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Calendar Review - Level 2

This one page worksheet reviews basic calendar knowledge. Students answer questions about dates and days of the week using calendars.

Key concept: Students should be able to solve time measurement problems and collect information from a calendar.




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Time Art - Level 2

This one page art worksheet helps students practice time. Students answer the word problems, find the answers in the grid, and then shade the squares that match the answers.






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Basic Word Problems
Test Ready - Level 1

This two page worksheet covers basic word problems. It is multiple choice and can be used as a review or to practice better test taking skills.

Helpful idea: On multiple choice problems students do not always have to calculate the exact answer. Save time and energy. Example: Problem #14, you'll need to multiply 1,200,000 by 365, but the answer has to be greater than 365,000,000, which only leaves one choice for the correct answer.

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Fraction Word Problems - Level 3

This one page worksheet uses fractions to solve more complex word problems. Students use fractions to calculate parts of the total and the difference between two items.

Key concept: By using fractions students can visualize pieces of the total and break it down into individual parts. This allows them to determine different quantities for separate groups within the total.

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Writing Ratios - Level 1

This one page worksheet introduces how to write ratios. Students are given shapes and objects, and write the ratios three different ways.

Key concept: Students should recognize ways to write ratios and understand the comparison between numbers.




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Writing Ratios - Level 2

This one page worksheet introduces how to write ratios. Students are given three lists of information and objects, and write the ratios three different ways.

Key concept: Students should recognize ratios in a group and be able to simplify the ratios like a fraction.



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Writing Ratios - Level 3

This one page worksheet covers writing ratios. Students are given written information on objects and write the ratios three different ways.

Student misunderstanding: Students like to write the smaller number first or on top. The ratio must be in the order it is written to make an accurate comparison.



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Stained Glass
Unit Rate - Level 2

We call this art worksheet Stained Glass. The picture is symmetrical and students choose their own colors to create a unique art project. The worksheet covers unit rate and students answer the problems, find the numbers in the picture, and color the shapes based on the colors they chose.

Key concept: Understand that rate is a measure of one quantity per unit value of another quantity.

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Test Review Word Problems
Average, Proportions, and Unit Rate

This free one page worksheet is designed to help students prepare for multiple choice test questions. It covers average, proportions, and unit rate. It is designed for students in grade 5 or year 6, but can be used for any students studying these topics.

Key concept: Students need to prepare for multiple choice problems and learn to make logical guesses.


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Percent of a Number
Word Problems   Level 1

Students use their percent and decimal knowledge to solve percent of a number word problems.
Example: 20% of 15 = .20 x 15 = 3



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Probability - Level 1

This free one page worksheet covers probability. It includes simple probability word problems.


Key concept: Probability helps us deal with uncertainty and determine the chance of something happening.




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Understanding Data - Level 1

This one page worksheet introduces tables and graphs. Students need to finish a frequency table and histogram and use the information to answer a question.

Key concept: Students need to be able to create and understand tables and graphs and use the information to clarify data.



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Understanding Data - Level 2

This one page worksheet continues tables and graphs. Students fill in the frequency table and histogram and use the information to answer a question.

Key concept: Students need to be able to create and understand tables and graphs and use the information to clarify data.



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Understanding Data - Level 3

This one page worksheet covers tables and graphs. Students create a frequency table and histogram and use the information to answer questions.

Key concept: Students need to be able to create and understand tables and graphs and use the information to clarify data. They should also be able to recognize whether the data is important, related to the topic, and if it is a good resource to make decisions, especially when dealing with samples.


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Venn Diagrams - Level 1

This two page worksheet introduces Venn diagrams. Students use Venn diagrams to show the relationship between two sets of information.

Key concept: Students learn the value of pictorial information. They use Venn diagrams to better understand what the information is telling us.




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Venn Diagrams - Level 2

This one page worksheet uses Venn diagrams to show the relationship between different sets of information. It includes Venn diagrams with three sets.

Key concept: Students continue their understanding of the Venn diagram intersections and the value of pictorial information.



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Geometry Test Ready - Level 2

This two page worksheet covers various geometry skills. Each question is multiple choice and can be used as a prior knowledge check or a test review.

Helpful idea: Students explain their reasoning for answers. Example: Problem #16, students could solve by using the Pythagorean Theorem, conclude the answer has to be 12 since the legs are shorter than the hypotenuse, or could have guessed 12 since it's the largest and not in order like the rest.

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Enquiry Learning - Level 2

This one page worksheet has three enquiry learning problems. Each question could have multiple solutions, but the students are expected to show how they came up with their conclusions.

Key concept: Students need to be able to express their conclusions to a problem and have the freedom to explore different solutions.



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Enquiry Learning - Probability
Level 2

This one page worksheet has three enquiry learning problems. Each probability question could have multiple solutions, but the students are expected to show how they came up with their conclusions.

Key concept: Students need to be able to express their conclusions to a problem and have the freedom to explore different solutions.


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Story Word Problem - Level 2

This two page worksheet is about a weekend campout. Students read the one page story and then answer questions on the second page about the story.






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Who Done It? - All Levels

This one page worksheet has students use their basic math skills to solve a robbery. They read the information and look at the pictures to figure out who committed the crime.

Student misunderstanding: To solve the crime students need to use the information in the picture to confirm each person's alibi.



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Who is Who? - Level 1

These one page worksheets use the process of elimination to find the correct answers. Students use the data charts to solve the puzzles.

Key concept: Helps improve test taking skills and logical thinking by realizing that sometimes you can eliminate the wrong answers to find the correct answer.

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Who is Who? Soccer - Level 3

This one page word problem worksheet has students put together information and solve simple problems to organize details about a soccer (football) team.
If students are confused on how to organize their ideas check out the "Level 1, Who is Who?" in the Critical Thinking Worksheets' section.

Key concept: Students need to learn ways to organize their ideas by creating tables, pictures, or graphs.


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Miscellaneous Word Problems

These one page, art worksheets review word problems. The drawing is the same but the questions are different for each level.
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