How the Bear Lost His Tail
Word Problems
Join: Result Unknown
Otter went fishing. He caught ___ fish and then he caught ___ more.
How many fish did Otter catch?
(5, 4) (16, 23) (46, 46)
Separate: Result Unknown
Otter caught ___ fish. He gave ___ fish to a friend. Now how many
fish does Otter have?
(7, 4) (18, 6) (33, 27)
Part Part Whole: Whole Unknown
There were ___ bass and ___ northern pike swimming near Otter's
fishing hole. How many fish were swimming altogether?
(4, 6) (22, 15) (37, 29)
Compare: Difference Unknown
Otter has ___ fish. Bear has ___ fish. How many more fish does Otter
have than Bear?
(10, 7) (18, 12) (42, 34)
Multiplication
Otter had ___ fishing holes. He caught ___ fish from each hole.
How many fish did Otter catch?
(3, 4) (4, 10) (7, 20)
Measurement Division
Bear gave ___ of fish to some friends. He gave ___ to each friend.
How many friends got fish?
(8, 2) (25, 5) (48, 12)
Partitive Division
Otter shared ___ fish with his ___ friends. Otter and each friend
got the same number of fish. How many fish did each friend get?
(8, 2) (15, 5) (48, 6)
Join: Change Unknown
In the morning Otter caught ___ fish. By the end of the day, he
had caught ___ fish. How many fish did Otter catch in the afternoon?
He did not fish in the evening.
(6, 10) (12, 23) (66, 85)
Separate: Change Unknown
___ fish were swimming in a pond. Some swam away.
Then there were ___ fish swimming. How many fish swam away?
(9, 4) (17, 6) (35, 27)
Part Part Whole: Part Unknown
Otter caught ___ fish. ___ were northern pike. The rest were small
mouth bass. How many small mouth bass did Otter catch? (7, 2) (26,
7) (33, 22)
