These activity sheets will give your beginning students practice in simple math by calculating money.

How do you solve word problems that involve money? When you are working on word problems, a lot of concentration and focus is required, especially word problems that involve. Many students find it difficult to deal with such word problems. Money word problems are not much different from the common word problems. In fact, they are more or less the same. However, if you want to make it easier for you, follow a few tips and tricks will help you find the easiest way to approach these word problems. Read the problem thoroughly and mark words that hint towards 'money' in the problem. Translate the problem into an equation containing variables. Find the values of the variables with the help of the equation. Break down the problem into smaller steps to find the solution. Identify some of the keywords. They can be a signal to finding which operation you are required to do. Follow the direction of the word problem. Solve the equations. In the end, the most important thing about these word problems is to interpret the answer in after you have solved it. The above steps are not much different from common word problems, except you need to identify the equations and solve for the variables.

Here are a couple of tips that we suggest students do whenever they are confronting a word problem. Start by reading the entire problem. List any variables or units that you come across when reading the problem. You will need to make sure that your answer accommodates those variables or units. Look for keywords that tell you what operations to perform. Addition usually includes the words- sum, increase, total, and combined. Subtraction usually includes the words- less/fewer than, reduced, difference, and decreased. Keywords for multiplication includes- product, of, times, and multiplies. Division is often indicated by the words- per, out of, ratio of, and quotient. These worksheets explain how to calculating the totals of purchases, allowances, making change, etc. Questions are in the form of word problems.

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Money Word Problems Worksheets

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Money Word Problems Lesson

We show you how to solve this problem: Andrew went shopping for some gifts. He spent $15.00 on a bicycle and $13.00 on a scooter, how much money did he spend in all?

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Lesson and Practice

Sample: Ava has a ten dollar bill. She buys two purses for $4.28 each. How much change should she receive from the cashier? A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.

Money Word Problems Worksheet

Students will read and solve each money-related word problem. Ten problems are provided.


Students will practice solving word problems involving money. Ten problems are provided.


You will solve eight word problems like this: Xavier bought an electronic keyboard for $120. If his three friends also bought the same keyboard. How much did the four keyboards cost?

Warm Up

This series of problems are set up to get your class involved with these skills. Three problems are provided.


This worksheet explains how to solve simple word problems involving money. The example is: A ticket to an exhibition cost $15 for one person. How much money is required to buy a ticket for 4 people?

Simple Money Word Problems Worksheet

Students will solve simple word problems involving money. Ten problems are provided.


We work on slightly higher level skills. Here is an example: Fred went to the showroom to buy a new car. He likes a black Honda. It cost him $5,000. He made the payment via credit card but he had only $4,500 in his account. How much more money does he need?

Review and Practice

The concept of how to solve word problems is reviewed in depth. Here is a sample: David bought a bike that cost him $800. He paid $1,000 at the showroom. How much money is returned to Davis?


Students will demonstrate their proficiency with this skill. Ten problems are provided.


This is a concept worksheets that works on problems like this: A piece of cookie cost $8. A customer gave the $10 to the saleslady. How much change did the customer get back?


You will get a full walk through of this problem: A piece of cookie cost $8. A customer gave the $10 to the saleslady. How much change did the customer get back?

Lesson and Practice

Students will review how to identify and perform the calculations indicated in simple word problems. A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.

Simple Word Problems with Money Worksheet

Students will identify and perform the calculations in a series of exercises that follow this trend: Bob saved his pocket money. In week 1 he saved $12. In week 2 he saved $20. In week 3 he saved $15. In week 4 he saved $10. How much money did he save that month?


The goal here is to look for keywords that indicate the operations that we need to use. Ten problems are provided.


We will learn to solve problems like this: Emily wants to buy a music player but she has $400 and the music player cost $600. So how much money does she need to buy the music player?

Warm Up

This sheet serves as a way to review or introduce basic concepts and calculations. Three problems are provided.

Meet the Skill

The Nicholson family is planning a vacation trip. They are a family of five - three kids and two adults. Adults' flight tickets are $163.50 each and kids' tickets are $98.40 each. They plan to rent a car for 3 days, at $52.38 per day. They plan to see a movie with adult tickets costing $41.30 each and children's tickets costing $35.69 each.

Try the Skill

Bob measured the length of some erasers. The recorded lengths are below, in centimeters. Find the average and make a bar graph.

Practice the Skill

Find the unit prices for the following items. Round to the nearest cent.

Practice the Skill Twice

Example problem: Angel bought three gallons of juice for $3.99 per gallon, five pounds of apples for $2.05 per pound and two dozen chocolates for $1.15 per dozen.

Word Problems - Show the Skill

A puzzle, when done, measures 79.36 cm x 55.20 cm. It is done on a board that is 3.5 ft x 2.5 ft. One foot is 30.48 cm. Explain how to estimate whether the puzzle fits on the board or not.

Topic Warm Up

Example problem: Anna's friends are planning a picnic. There are six friends, three girls and three boys. They plan to rent a car for 12 hours at $5.50 per hour per person and to visit a circus with entry tickets costing $3.30 each. They purchased some t-shirts, boys t-shirts costing $13.25 each and girls t-shirts $15.40 each.