# Christmas Word Problems – Extra Information

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## Christmas Word Problems – Extra Information Answer Key

**Instructions:**
Read each word problem. Decide what information is not needed to solve the problem.

1.

Read the word problem:

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?

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?

- 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?

2.

Read the word problem:

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?

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?

- 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?

3.

Read the word problem:

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?

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?

- 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?

4.

Read the word problem:

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?

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?

- 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?

5.

Read the word problem:

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?

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?

- 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?

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