# 5th Grade Math Problem Solving Includes math problem-solving processes and strategies [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.] Can be downloaded as a Word document or PDF.  SEE MORE Word problem practice for students in grades 3 to 5.All word problems use whole numbers but the problems range from single step addition to multi-step equations.

Then have each group solve one or two problems as you circulate around the room to help.

Working together can help students think creatively as they mull over a problem or two; often, as a group, they may arrive at a solution even if they struggled to solve the problems independently.

Consider going over all of the problems on the board and showing students how to solve them.

Alternatively, break students up into groups—either three or six groups, depending on how many students you have.

They then listen to explanations given by Jake, Kelly, or Astro.

Written explanations also appear on the screen.  SEE MORE This page contains links to free math worksheets for Word Problems.

Nevertheless, since this is what the problem specifies, explain to students that they should first define what they know and what they want to determine: Then they should cross multiply.

To do this, take the first fraction's numerator (top number) and multiply it by the second fraction's denominator (bottom number).

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A resource for the teacher to use in planning lessons.

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