Tricked-out Word Problems
with Ordinary Numbers
An equal combination of language arts and basic math skills, Contrived Math is a brain teaser that challenges students to use common data, such as the number of days in a year, shuffle it around, add, subtract, multiple, etc. according to instructions, and come up with a targeted answer.
The activity is divided into two parts of twenty problems each. Full answer keys are included. Eight total pages counting the cover page.
Suitable for 4th-8th grades. Download and enjoy!