Of all the tricky word problems, multi-step problems cause my students the most trouble.
They get confused about the order of events, the operations needed to solve, and the computation of multiple numbers.
The children will have this milk with their cookies, after their main meal of spaghetti and meatballs.
Because there are 5 cups per quart, how many quarts of milk should you purchase for this church holiday party?
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You are coordinating a holiday party for children in your church.
Based on the ages of the children, you should plan for a cup of milk for each of the 32 children who will be attending.
This is why teachers try to include word problems in their maths lessons as often as possible.
Word problems also help children to familiarise themselves with mathematical language and terms such as: fewer, altogether, difference, more, share, multiply, subtract, equal, reduced, etc.