Integer Word Problems
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 7 Expression & Equations - 7.EE.B.3
How to Solve Word Problems - When we are studying math, one of the hardest questions that make you nervous, and you began feeling helpless, are word problems. It is one of the hardest things to convert English words into mathematical operations. Usually, when you have an equation to solve, the operations involved in solving the equation is pretty simple. But to figure out what the equation is where the problem lies. But don't worry, we have listed for you a few steps that can help you in solving word problems. However, it is important to remember that to get the hang of solving problems is to practice, practice, and practice more! 1. The first step requires complete attention and for that, you need to read the whole problem thoroughly. Don't stop and solving midway. Carefully read the entire problem. 2. Next, you need to work in an organized manner. Figure out what things you have, what you don't and figure out which variable stands for which operation. 3. Start looking for keywords that help you determine which operation needs to be solved; addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Once you have figured out what needs to be done, all you have to do is start solving your problem! This selection of worksheets and lessons help students understand how to best approach word problems.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- What's the Difference Step-by-Step Lesson- Find the difference between two hat sales women's salaries.
- Guided Lesson - This is a neat way of finding the distance between two objects by using a third object as a reference point.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - You can get all these done in two simple steps.
- Practice Worksheet - I had to re-read these several times until I was sure they worked.
- Matching Worksheet - The units are missing on purpose. Wouldn't want to make it too easy!
- Integers Word 5 Pack - This use a good bit of deep vocabulary. Some students will need help.
I tried to be as diverse as possible when dreaming up these problems.
- Homework 1 - Jenny and Liza are two friends that work at the call center. Jenny earns $1,500 in a month. Liza earns $3,500 in a month. What is the difference between their salaries?
- Homework 2 - Miller and Moore are in the same office. Both of them live in the same direction away from the office. The distance from the office to Miller's house is 15 km and it is only 5 km from Moore's house to the office. How far does Miller live from Moore?
- Homework 3 - Smith and Brown are in the same shop. Both of them live in the same direction away from the shop. The distance from the shop to Smith's house is 20 km and it is only 2 km from Brown's house to the shop. How far does Smith live from Brown?
I threw a good bit of algebra in here to work as a introductory skill.
- Practice 1 - Hall can eat 5 burgers at a time and Adams can eat 3 burgers at a time. How many more burgers can Hall eat at a time?
- Practice 2 - Liza designs 30 dresses in a month. She is asked to triple her production rate. She needs to make 450 dresses. How many months will it take her to make the dresses at the new production rate?
- Practice 3 - When 14 times a number is increased by 13, the answer is the same as when 88 is decreased by the number. Find the number.
Math Skill Quizzes
A report that came up last year indicated that sentence based problems gave students the most trouble. Here is plenty of practice for you.