Time to see who is looking at the blog over the long weekend. Here are four word problems that you can have go at working out and solving. You will need to think about what each question is asking, think about how you’re going to solve the problem and please check your answers before posting them as a comment. Please number your answers so they match the questions.

1. A student was working on publishing an information report on their computer. On Monday they typed 237 words. On Tuesday, the student typed 46 more words than they typed on Monday. How many words is their information report?

2. 82 students competed in the 800m race (2 laps around the oval). 13 students stopped during the first lap and 27 students stopped during the second lap. How many students finished the race?

3. At the beginning of the year each student needed 4 books. If there were 21 students, how many books were needed?

4. Two grades worked on a project together. One grade had 19 students and the other grade had 21. The teachers split them up into 8 equal groups. How many were in each group?