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Daily Maths Word Problems - Year 6 (Worksheets)

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 6 pages | Years: 6

A set of 20 problem-solving questions suited to year 6 students.

This set of problem-solving questions has been designed to support teachers when teaching students about problem-solving in mathematics.

It provides students with the opportunity to work through 20 maths word problems, identifying the important information and how they can work it out using a variety of methods.

An answer sheet has been included.

Use this resource in conjunction with the Daily Maths Problems PowerPoint:

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Daily Maths Problems - Year 6

A 44 slide editable PowerPoint Template for problem solving in mathematics.

Teach Starter Publishing44 pagesYear: 6


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  • Simba Zhou

    Pls tell me the answer of Millie held a two-hour cookie sale to raise money for her school. Cookies were priced at $3 each. Millie raised $48 in the first hour. At the end of the sale, Millie had raised $105. How many cookies did Millie sell in the second hour?

    • Tom (Teach Starter)

      Hi Simba, You can find the answers on the last page of this resource. If you need assistance with anything else, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

  • Lauren Nish

    Hello, would it be possible to have the questions related to Australia's system of measurement please e.g. miles to kilometres and Fahrenheit to Celsius Thank you!

    • Kristian

      Hi Lauren, I think the issue has been fixed now. You can download this resource again. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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    Hi. We are having issues with getting the “correct” answer for number 8?!

    • Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hi Grace, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have adjusted the question and answer for question 8 so it can now be solved correctly. You can now download the updated version. If you need more assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

  • Neil Waterman

    Answer for question 20 is incorrect. The correct answer is $262.95. The group left a 15% tip of the original bill, therefore need to work out the original bill first before adding the 15%. Working out is: 7 x $43.20 = $302.40 Bill x 115% = $302.40 Therefore Bill = $302.40 divided by 115% = $262.95 Using calculator, replace 115% with 1.15. Reverse check: $262.95 x 0.15 = $39.4425 $262.95 + $39.4425 = $302.3925 You cannot just take 85% of the amount the group paid to get the original bill!

    • Kristian

      Hello Neil, Thanks so much for noticing this. The resource has been fixed and is ready for you to download again.

  • Alexander Van Gent

    I think that the word of question 2 should be "how much does each pencil cost if" rather than "how much did the pencils cost?" as this implies the whole of the pencils.

    • Alison Smith

      Hi Alexander, thanks for your comment and for highlighting the need to reconsider the wording of question 2. I am looking into it now for you. Have a great day.