Hands-On Equations Introductory Verbal Problems Workbook
Intended for students in grades 3 – 6 who have completed Level I of Hands-On Equations, this introductory verbal problems workbook provides an excellent introduction to the algebraic solution of verbal problems. Click here to see sample pages. You may also be interested in the companion product The Hands-On Equations Verbal Problems Interactive for Windows, which you may use for with an interactive whiteboard.
Sample problems are shown below.
- #4. Tom had five bags of marbles. Each bag contained the same number of marbles. If he had 40 marbles in total, how many marbles where in each bag?
- #22. Four times a number gives the same result as three times the same number increased by 9. Find the number.
- #46. Jim said, “If you take my age, double it, add 10, and then double it again, you get 52.” Can you find Jim’s age?
- #65. The length of a rectangle is 5 units more than its width. If the perimeter of the rectangle is 50, how long is each side?
- #77. A red toy scooter moves at a constant speed of 6 feet per second for 4 seconds. How much farther does it need to travel in order for it to go a total of 38 feet?
Above Video: #68. The length and width of a rectangle are 4x and 2x. The perimeter is 24. What is the length of each side?
More advanced Level I verbal problems, as well as Level II and III verbal problems, may be found in the Hands-On Equations Verbal Problems Book.