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Problem Solving Strategies Questions - All Grades

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Grade 3 Problem Solving Strategies
Read the word problem:
Christmas - Bell - Small
The bells have red bows tied to them. A box holds 4 rows of bells. Each row has 5 bells. How many bells are in the box?

What is the extra information?
  1. The bells have red bows tied to them.
  2. A box holds 4 rows of bells.
  3. Each row has 5 bells.
  4. How many bells are in the box?
Grade 3 Problem Solving Strategies
Read the word problem:
Christmas - Santa - Small
A toy store has 4 shelves of Santa toys. Each of the Santa toys is 5 inches tall. There are a total of 28 Santa toys. How many Santa toys are on each shelf?

What is the extra information?
  1. A toy store has 4 shelves of Santa toys.
  2. Each of the Santa toys is 5 inches tall.
  3. There are a total of 28 Santa toys.
  4. How many Santa toys are on each shelf?
Grade 3 Problem Solving Strategies
Read the word problem:
Christmas - Snowman - Small
8 snowmen have red mittens. 5 snowmen have green mittens. 7 snowmen have blue mittens. How many more snowmen have red mittens than green mittens?

What is the extra information?
  1. 8 snowmen have red mittens.
  2. 5 snowmen have green mittens.
  3. 7 snowmen have blue mittens.
  4. How many more snowmen have red mittens than green mittens?
Grade 3 Problem Solving Strategies
Read the word problem:
Christmas - Stocking - Small
Taylor's family has 6 stockings hanging by the chimney. Cedric's family has 4 stockings hanging by the chimney. All of the stockings are red and green. How many total stockings are hanging by the chimneys?

What is the extra information?
  1. Taylor's family has 6 stockings hanging by the chimney.
  2. Cedric's family has 4 stockings hanging by the chimney.
  3. All of the stockings are red and green.
  4. How many total stockings are hanging by the chimneys?
Grade 3 Problem Solving Strategies
Read the word problem:
Christmas - Tree - Small
Julia hangs 12 candy canes on the tree. Clare hangs 8 snowmen on the tree. Alex hangs 9 candy canes on the tree. How many candy canes were hung on the tree?

What is the extra information?
  1. Julia hangs 12 candy canes on the tree.
  2. Clare hangs 8 snowmen on the tree.
  3. Alex hangs 9 candy canes on the tree.
  4. How many candy canes were hung on the tree?
Grade 6 Problem Solving Strategies
David bought a 3-ring binder for $4.49, a package of pencils for $1.19, and two packages of paper. What information is needed to find the total amount David spent before tax?
  1. The cost of a package of paper
  2. The cost of a package of erasers
  3. The color of the binder
  4. How much money David gave the clerk
Grade 5 Problem Solving Strategies
During September, October, November, and December, Jeff worked after school on 32 days. He worked the same number of days each month. Find the number of days Jeff worked each month.

Which best states the question asked in the problem?
  1. How many days did Jeff work each month?
  2. How many days did Jeff work during October?
  3. Did Jeff work the same number of days each month?
  4. Will Jeff work for 32 days the next four months?
Grade 5 Problem Solving Strategies
In 2000, Texas contained 79.6 people per square mile. What information do you need to find how many people lived in the state of Texas?
  1. The number of square miles per each person.
  2. The number of square miles in Texas.
  3. The number of square miles in the United States.
  4. There is enough information to solve the problem.
Grade 4 Problem Solving Strategies
Jodi bought cans of tennis balls that cost $2.50 per can. What else do you need to find out how much money Jodi spent in all?
  1. If she is playing singles or doubles
  2. How many cans of tennis balls bought
  3. Whether she won or lost the match
  4. How many cans of tennis balls the store had
Grade 4 Problem Solving Strategies
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