Christmas Word Problem Worksheets

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The following Christmas Word Problem Worksheets are all available in PDF. 

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade

Each of the worksheets is done in PDF format. The questions are appropriate for each grade level and link to math standards for those grades. Most of the word problems contained in each of the grades focus on number sense. Please note the difference between problem solving and word problems.

Typically, word problems are relatively basic and require one or two step computational step. Problem solving questions are slightly more difficult and will often require a higher level of thinking. However, problem solving questions and word problems are quite similar in the younger grades.

One strategy to help support students in the younger grades to think critically is to consider changing where the unknown value is.  For instance, let's look at the following question:

A clown had 15 balloons and the wind blew away 5, how many does he have left?

The known values are first and second in this problem. Let's change it to make sure that the unknown doesn't always fall at the end of the word problem.

A clown had some balloons, the wind blew away 5 and now he only has 10 left, how many balloons did the man have?

Students at a very young age need practice solving problems when the unknown value is at the beginning, the middle and the ending.

 Using this strategy will definitely help children become better problem solvers and thinkers.

Before you assign word problems to your students, be sure to check out to make sure that there are a variety of questions that create good thinking habits among your students.