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Story & Word Problem Books

In mathematics education, the term word problem is often used to refer to any mathematical exercise where significant background information on the problem is presented as text rather than in mathematical notation. As word problems often involve a narrative of some sort, they are occasionally also referred to as story problems and may vary in the amount of language used.

Word problems commonly include mathematical modelling questions, where data and information about a certain system is given and a student is required to develop a model. These are not only intended to force students into developing mathematical models on their own, but may also be used to promote mathematical interest and understanding by relating the subject to real-life situations. Word problems are a common way to train and test understanding of underlying concepts within a descriptive problem, instead of solely testing the student's capability to perform algebraic manipulation or other "mechanical" skills.

Word problems have a long history and examples can be found dating back to Babylonian times. Ancient Egyptian mathematics also has examples of word problems. In more modern times the sometimes confusing and arbitrary nature of word problems has been the subject of satire. Gustav Flaubert wrote this nonsensical problem:

Since you are now studying geometry and trigonometry, I will give you a problem. A ship sails the ocean. It left Boston with a cargo of wool. It grosses 200 tons. It is bound for Le Havre. The mainmast is broken, the cabin boy is on deck, there are 12 passengers aboard, the wind is blowing East-North-East, the clock points to a quarter past three in the afternoon. It is the month of May. How old is the captain?

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Addition and Subtraction Beyond Math Facts
by Susan R. Greenwald
from Longevity Publishing
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Math Reference & Teaching Aids (Location: B08-07A)
$10.95
Algebra I Word Problems
by Anita Harnadek
from Critical Thinking Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Algebra (Location: B08-06C)
$29.99 $18.00 (3 in stock)
Basic Equations
Applied Math Series
by S. H. Collins
from Garlic Press
for 7th-10th grade
in Story & Word Problem Books (Location: B08-07C)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Book of Think
Brown Paper School Books
by Marilyn Burns
from Little, Brown & Company
for 3rd-7th grade
in Logic Resources (Location: BLG-02)
Complete the Picture Math Book 3
by Doug & Linda Brumbaugh
from Critical Thinking Books
for 2nd-3rd grades
in Critical Thinking Math (Location: B08-07D)
$6.00
Daily Word Problems Grade 1
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 1st grade
in Evan-Moor Math (Location: B08-07E)
$16.79 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Daily Word Problems Grade 2
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 2nd grade
in Evan-Moor Math (Location: B08-07E)
$16.79
Daily Word Problems Grade 3
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd grade
in Evan-Moor Math (Location: B08-07E)
$16.79
Daily Word Problems Grade 4
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 4th grade
in Evan-Moor Math (Location: B08-07E)
$16.79 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Daily Word Problems Grade 5
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 5th grade
in Evan-Moor Math (Location: B08-07E)
$16.79 $12.00 (2 in stock)
Daily Word Problems Grade 6+
by Amy Beth Tuttle, Wes Tuttle
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 6th-8th grade
in Evan-Moor Math (Location: B08-07E)
$16.79 $12.00 (1 in stock)
It's Elementary! Book 1
by M.J. Owen
Workbook from Educators Publishing Service
for Grades 5th-6th
in Clearance: Math & Logic (Location: BLG-05A)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Math Analogies Beginning
by Doug & Linda Brumbaugh
from Critical Thinking Books
for 2nd-3rd grades
in Critical Thinking Math (Location: B08-07D)
$11.99
Math Analogies Level 1
by Doug & Linda Brumbaugh
from Critical Thinking Books
for 2nd-3rd grades
in Critical Thinking Math (Location: B08-07D)
$11.99
Math Analogies Level 3
by Darin Beigie
from Critical Thinking Books
for 6th-7th grade
in Critical Thinking Math (Location: B08-07D)
$11.99
Math Analogies Level 4
by Darin Beigie
from Critical Thinking Books
for 8th-9th grade
in Critical Thinking Math (Location: B08-07D)
$11.99
Math Word Problems Book 1
by Anita Harnadek
from Critical Thinking Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Critical Thinking Math (Location: B08-07D)
$14.99 $9.50 (1 in stock)
Math Word Problems Book 2
by Anita Harnadek
from Critical Thinking Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Clearance: Math & Logic (Location: BLG-05A)
$9.00
Math Word Problems Level C
by Anita Harnadek
from Critical Thinking Books
for 5th-10th grade
in Clearance: Math & Logic (Location: BLG-05A)
$9.00
Mathematical Beginnings: Problem Solving for Young Children
by Janine Blinko, Noel Graham
from Claire Publications
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Clearance: Math & Logic (Location: BLG-05A)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Painless Math Word Problems
by Marcie Abramson
2nd edition from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 4th-10th grade
in Story & Word Problem Books (Location: B08-07C)
$9.99 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Primary Grade Challenge Math
by Edward Zaccaro
from Hickory Grove Press
in Story & Word Problem Books (Location: B08-07C)
$17.47 (2 in stock)
Solving Word Problems
Core Skills Series
from Steck-Vaughn Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Story & Word Problem Books (Location: B08-07C)
$4.99
Solving Word Problems
Applied Math Series
by Stan Vernooy
from Garlic Press
for 7th-10th grade
in Story & Word Problem Books (Location: B08-07C)
$9.95 $5.00 (2 in stock)
Word Problems Grade 1
from Kumon Publishing
for 1st grade
in Kumon Math Skills (Location: B08-07E)
$6.76
Word Problems Grade 2
from Kumon Publishing
for 2nd grade
in Kumon Math Skills (Location: B08-07E)
$6.76
Word Problems Grade 3
from Kumon Publishing
for 3rd grade
in Kumon Math Skills (Location: B08-07E)
$6.76
Word Problems Grade 4
from Kumon Publishing
for 4th grade
in Kumon Math Skills (Location: B08-07E)
$6.76
Word Problems Grade 5
from Kumon Publishing
for 5th grade
in Kumon Math Skills (Location: B08-07E)
$6.76
Word Problems Grade 6
Workbook from Kumon Publishing
for 6th grade
in Kumon Math Skills (Location: B08-07E)
$6.76