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Multi-Step Word Problem Work Mats

Add these multi-step word problems to your problem solving collection.

multi-step word problems

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

You can work on multi-step word problems with the help of this resource for your math classroom.

Multi-step word problem collection

These 15 word problem work mats can be used in many different ways.  

Each page has the word problem at the top with space to work at the bottom.

Laminate and have students use Vis-a-Vis or dry erase markers to show all the parts that are needed to solve these multi-step math problems.  

At the end of the fifteen problems we have also provided a recording sheet for students to write just their answers.

An answer key is included. Provide this for students to be able to self check their work.

multi-step word problems

Using these multi-step word problem work mats

Work in Partners

Have partners work together to talk through and solve the problems.  

The teacher can circulate as students work, listen in on their thought processes and check for accuracy.  

As partners finish and are checked, they can wipe their work mats clean, return them to a designated area and pick up a new work mat.

Play a game of Scoot

Do a short version of SCOOT, but only have students “scoot” to five problems since they are longer and will take a bit more time.  

As students sit down to do a problem, they record the number of the problem and their solutions on their own papers.

Use as exit tickets

Use these as Exit tickets to see if your students understand how to process through multi-step problems.

Instead of adding more paper to your stack, students can work on these mats. You can give them a quick check and the erase for reuse.

You can download these free multi-step work mats here:

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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.

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

Terry Bolduc

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

Thank you for the great problems! I can't wait to use them with my 5th graders during Guided Math. I love the suggestion of leaving them with the substitute.

I'm wondering if anyone has pointed out that problem #9 has the answer, in parenthesis, at the top of the page, with the problem itself?

Jill & Cathy

Thursday 19th of May 2016

Thank you so much, Terry! We have removed the answer.