Looking for more practice with math story problems? This set of problems uses the idea of creating a lemonade stand to sell lemonade as the basis for the problems. Understanding word problems (and understanding what the question is asking) and then knowing how to appropriately solve them is a challenge for many kids. Give them some extra practice with these Lemonade Stand Word Problems for grades 3-5!
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Lately, my kids have been obsessed with the idea of setting up their own lemonade stand. They are so excited to get out there and try to earn some extra money!
But in all their excitement, I try to help them understand the math side of things and help them think through things like expenses, revenue and profit.
I also told them I could act as the bank and give them a loan to get started-a.k.a I would buy the lemonade mix and cups. 😉
I’m also tempted to purchase this cute lemonade stand tablecloth for them, but I haven’t yet convinced myself that it’s worth the expense, ha!
Since I think this is something most kids get excited about and may try at one point or another in their childhood (I and my friends certainly did!) I decided to create a set of word problems with this theme.
This free downloadable packet uses this main theme (setting up and running a lemonade stand) to look at a whole host of math problems.
Hopefully, by thinking about each question within the related context, students will have a better understanding of the math needed to answer the questions, as well as seeing many different ways we use and apply math in our daily lives.
–>Pssst! Do your kids need help making sense of and solving word problems? You might like this set of editable word problem solving templates! Use these with any grade level, for any type of word problem:
Included in this Word Problems Set:
There are three sets of questions in this download.
The first set of problems are two-step addition and subtraction problems (including 2-3 digits).
The second set includes money related problems, and the third set includes time and elapsed time problems.
The download also includes answer keys, for your convenience.
These problems are appropriate for grades 2-4, or even kids in 5th grade who struggle with word problems or multi-step problems.
I hope your students enjoy thinking through these questions, and maybe even feel inspired enough to tackle their own entrepreneurial idea! 🙂
Want to make this even more fun? Why not include the book, Lemonade in Winter to your plans! It’s a fantastic and fun math read. 😉
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