Skip to Content

Problem Solving Involving Fractions

Problem Solving: Fraction Word Problems

fraction word problems

This is another free resource for teachers from The Curriculum Corner.

Looking to help your students learn to solve fraction word problems using pictures?

This math problem solving skill can be practiced with this set of resources.

Math Problem Solving Strategies

This is one in a series of resources to help you focus on specific problem solving strategies in the classroom.

Within this download, we are offering you a range of word problems for practice.

Each page provided contains a single problem solving word problem.

Below each story problem you will find a set of four steps for students to follow when finding the answer.

This set will focus on drawing pictures to solve fraction word problems.

What are the 4 problem solving steps?

After carefully reading the problem, students will:

  • Step 1: Circle the math words.
  • Step 2: Ask yourself: Do I understand the problem?
  • Step 3: Solve the problem using words and pictures below.
  • Step 4: Share the answer along with explaining why the answer makes sense.
fraction word problems

These word problems involve using pictures to solve fraction word problems.

You will find versions with pictures and without pictures. This is an easy way to differentiate the word problems for the needs of your students. 

For each problem we have provided one simpler problem, including pictures to color and a hint to solving.  

Then there is a more difficult problem – one with the pictures to color (for more guided help) and one without pictures.  

This gives you the flexibility to use them as two separate mini-lessons. One can be an introduction and one can be used as guided practice.

It also lets you differentiate for the various needs of your students.

The fraction word problems include the following selections:

  • Ian’s Candy
  • Sharing Suckers
  • Ben’s Pizza
  • Something Fishy
  • Flower Garden

You can download these free fraction word work problems here:

Problem Solving

You might also be interested in the following free resources:

As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!

You may not modify and resell in any form. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Wednesday 5th of March 2014

Thanks for sharing! These are great! :)


Stacey Sawyer

Wednesday 5th of March 2014

Love differentiated lessons! Thank you