Numbers and Shapes
Word Problems
Author's Purpose/Compare & Contrast
100

What is the number in the tens place?

578

7

100

Where do we always start when we add or subtract?

the ones place

100

What does the keyword "difference" mean?

Subtract

100

Who, What, Where, When, Why

100

200

Which number is greater?

458 or 449

458

200

What is 22 + 37?

59

200

What does the keyword "both" mean?

200

Besides our 5 "w" questions, we have one more question we often ask about books, what is it?

How

200

What is the purpose of "how-to" books?

to inform

300

Is a cone a 2D or 3D shape?

3D shape

300

What is the difference of 43 - 12?

31

300

What does the keyword, "how many more" tell us to do?

Subtract

300

What does "main idea" mean when we are talking about books?

It is what the book is about

300

What are the three types of author's purpose? (Hint: PIE)

Inform

Entertain

400

How many sides/edges does a circle have?

0

400

What is 15 + 76?

91

400

Ms. Erlandsen chooses 11 students to help with Sonday. Then she chooses 7 more. How many students helped out in all?

18 students

400

When we worked on main idea, how many supporting details did we try to find?

3

400

What does compare and contrast mean?

Find the things that are similar and different between two or more things

500

How many sides/edges does a quadrilateral have?

4

Bonus: Square, Rectangle, Rhombus, Trapezoid

500

What is 82-46?

36

500

Ms. Erlandsen had 64 pencils. 16 were taken away by students. How many pencils does she have left?

48 pencils

500