Word Problems: Mixed Multiplication and Division Word Problems
This worksheets combine basic multiplication and division word problems. The division problems do not include remainders. These worksheets require the students to differentiate between the phrasing of a story problem that requires multiplication versus one that requires division to reach the answer.
Practicing the operations seperately is a good start for each operation, but an important word problem skill is also figuring out which math operation is needed to solve a specific question. The worksheets in this section combine both multiplication word problems and division word problems on the same worksheet, so students not only need to solve the problem but they need to figure out how to do it.
By moving into these worksheets quickly, it avoids the crutch where students learn that they always need to add or always need to subtract the two values in a problem to get the answer. This forces students to really understand the intent of the problem, not just scan the text looking for numbers.