Free Math Word Problems
Six Worksheets - each contains five basic math word problems aimed at lower to middle elementary students.
Try this idea to create your own free math word problems quickly and easily.
List the objects and their prices and ask how much the shopper has spent.
"Jake is having a party and plans to buy the following:
6 bags of chips @ $3.00 each
5 bottles of lemonade @ $2.50 each
1 dozen cupcakes @ 50 cents each
1 dozen sausage rolls @ 20 cents each
1 box of birthday candles @ $2.00
and 1 birthday cake @ $10.00
How much will Jake spend?
This type of problem can be easily extended by adding a limit of money. Jake only has $40. How much more does he need?
It can also be extended by including other people. Melissa and Adam said that they would help pay for the food. How much will the party food cost each person?
Here are some other shopping subjects to explore:
Clothes - jeans, jumpers, t-shirts, socks, shoes, pajamas, hats, shoes, jackets, shorts, skirts, vests
Toys - marbles, yo-yos, balls, blocks, cars, dinosaurs, dolls, jacks, games, skateboards, bicycles
Food - fruit and vegetables, party food, barbecue food, weekly shopping
Gardening - tools, potting mix, pots, fertilizer, seedlings, flowers, vegetables, shrubs, trees
Pets - food, bedding, worming tablets, feeding bowl, brush, collar, jacket, dog house, fish bowl, blanket
Hairdresser - haircut, hair dye, shampoo, conditioner, brush, ribbons, hair ties, hair dryer, hair straightener
School - pens, pencils, crayons, scissors, books, glue, eraser, ruler, compass, pencil case, school bag
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