# Basic Problem Solving Strategy

## Solving Word Problems

### You have two buckets. If you put six jewels in each bucket, how many total will you have?

• How many jewels will you have?
• How many buckets will you have?
Look carefully and pick what the question is asking you to do.

### You can walk 10 feet in 13 seconds. Your bedroom is about 25 feet from the family room. How many seconds will it take you to walk 50 feet from your family room to your garage?

• It takes you 13 seconds to walk 10 feet.
• Your bedroom is 25 feet from the family room.
• The distance from the family room to the garage is 50 feet.
• All of the information is relevant to the question.
Select each piece of information that is relevant to answer the question.

### If Debra runs 1 mile in 10 minutes, how many minutes will it take to run 5 miles?

• Subtraction
• Multiplication
• Division
Which operation will we use to solve this part of the word problem?

### If Debra leaves at 2:45, what time will she arrive at practice?

• Subtraction
• Multiplication
• Division
We have already determined that she can run 5 miles in 50 minutes.  So what operation will we use to see what time she will arrive to practice?

### Each child in class can collect 35 stamps per week. If there are 5 children in the class, how many stamps can be collected in 4 weeks?

• The number of stamps each child can collect per week.
• The number of children in class.
• The types of stamps to be collected.
• The number of weeks the children will be collecting stamps.
• All of the above.
• None of the above.
What information is relevant to answer the question?

### Each child in class can collect 35 stamps per week. If there are 5 children in the class, how many stamps can be collected in 4 weeks?

• Subtraction
• Multiplication
• Division
Which operation will be used to solve the problem?

### Each child in class can collect 35 stamps per week. If there are 5 children in the class, how many stamps can be collected in 4 weeks?

• 35 X 5 + 4
• 35 + 5 X 4
• 35 X 5 X 4
• 35 + 35 + 35 + 35
Which equation will you use to solve the problem?

• 50
• 55
• 60
• 65

• 35
• 39
• 45
• 51

• 5
• 7
• 9
• 11

• 3:15
• 3:25
• 3:35
• 3:45

• 3
• 12
• 20
• 60

• 48
• 27
• 108
• 12

• 4.5
• 57
• 11
• 44

• 8
• 6
• 10
• 3

• 20
• 15
• 25
• 9

• 4
• 5
• 8
• 10