If you want your child to develop strong problem solving skills in math, you should have him or her solve problems at increasing levels of difficulty. You should start with easy problems in a topic. As your child becomes proficient at solving the easy problems gradually introduce the next level of difficulty. Doing so will encourage your child to think laterally and develop a deeper understanding of the concepts.

Below we present five different word problems on fractions that are graded by difficulty from 1 (easiest) – 5 (hardest). These problems are from our Grade 4-6 courses and do not require multiplication or division of fractions. See where your child stands by giving him or her these problems in sequence.

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