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Daily Maths Word Problems - Year 6 (Worksheets)

PDF | 6 pages|Grade: 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:

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  • VCMNA209

    Select and apply efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies to solve problems involving all four operations with whole numbers and make estimates for these computations

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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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?

Simba Zhou · Jun 5th, 2020

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!

Tom (Teach Starter) · Jun 5th, 2020

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!

Lauren Nish · Aug 12th, 2019

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.

Kristian · Aug 15th, 2019

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

Grace Redgrove · Feb 8th, 2019

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.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Feb 12th, 2019

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!

Neil Waterman · Nov 1st, 2018

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

Kristian · Nov 1st, 2018

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.

Alexander Van Gent · May 7th, 2018

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.

Alison Smith · May 8th, 2018

Resource Updates

  • Question 8 needed adjustments on the quantities to make the problem work. This has been updated

    Fix by Royce (Teach Starter) Feb 11th, 2019

  • Fixed the answer on Question 20.

    Fix by Kristian Oct 31st, 2018

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