5th Grade - Solve Problems With Graphs And Equations

 Grade Level: 5th Skill: Graphs Topic: Solve Problems with Graphs and Equations Goal: Use information taken from a graph or equation to answer questions about a problem situation. Skill Description: When your child begins solving problems he or she must use all information given, including any data shown on graphs. Your child needs to know that an equation has a variable (a letter or symbol that stands for a number) and an equal sign.

Sample Problems

 (1) Write an equation and find the value. Ted had 10 dimes. He gave 4 to Don. How many dimes are left? (10 – 4=X X=6) (2) Use the circle graph to write an equation with a variable. Then solve. Question: What is the difference between the percent of people who like soccer compared to those who like baseball? (30% - 16% = X X= 14%) (3) Directions: Write an equation with a variable. Solve. Kindal had 12 CDs and got more for her birthday. Now she has 21 CDs. How many CDs did Kindal get? (12 + c = 21 C=9 ) (4) Directions: Use the bar graph to solve. Question: What meal is liked by 10 more children than hamburgers? ( 60 + 10 = x x=70 ; Pizza ) (5) Directions: Make an equation and solve. If Mc Donald’s sells 450 hamburgers during the week, and twice as many hamburgers on the weekends. How many hamburgers are sold during the weekend? (2(450)= X x=900)