Word Problems: Choose the Operation (All Four Operations)

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5th Grade Word Problems Choose the Operation Add Subtract Multiply Divide GameFifth Grade Word Problems with Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Game

Interactive Math Lesson - Word Problems, Choose the Operation

Practice choosing the operation for the given word problem in this fifth-grade level math activity! Your students will gain confidence and proficiency in solving a variety of word problems in this online math game. They will need to determine whether each word problem is asking them to add, subtract, multiply, or divide. When your class completes this math lesson, their word problem-solving skills will have been strengthened.

This fifth-grade math game presents a wide selection of word problems for students to solve. Here is one example of a word problem your students may be asked: "Super Shine Car Wash charges $9 for a deluxe car wash. 965 people purchased the deluxe car wash last week. How much money did they make selling deluxe car washes?" Another word problem your students may be asked is: "Donovan's travel baseball team raised $4,200 to buy 12 new uniforms. Each uniform costs the same amount of money. How much does each uniform cost?" Here is a final example: "Kylie and her brother are taking a trip to visit their cousins in Dublin, Ireland. They flew 3,869 kilometers from Seattle, Washington to New York City, and 5,032 kilometers from New York City to Dublin, Ireland. How many total kilometers did they travel?" For each word problem in this math lesson, students will need to fill in the blank with the correct answer.

Several lesson features across all I Know It lessons, including this fifth-grade word problem lesson, help students make the most of their math practice time. For example, students can utilize the "Hint" button if they need a little extra help solving a math problem. In this math lesson, students will be given a written clue to help them choose the correct operation for solving the problem. When students answer incorrectly, they will be shown a detailed explanation page with a step-by-step tutorial for solving the problem correctly. Students can move on from each question having learned from their mistakes.

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5th Grade Word Problems Choose the Operation Add Subtract Multiply Divide LessonFifth Grade Word Problems with Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Lesson

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This interactive math lesson is classified as Level E. It may be ideal for a fifth-grade class.

Common Core Standard

4.OA.3, MA.5.AR.1.1, 5.4B
Operations And Algebraic Thinking

Use The Four Operations With Whole Numbers To Solve Problems.
Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

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