Create proportion worksheets with either numerical problems or simple word problems (e.g. speed/distance or cost/amount problems). These are most useful when students are first learning proportions in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The options include using whole numbers only, numbers with a certain range, or numbers with a certain number of decimal digits.
Use these quick links for creating certain types of proportion worksheets. Below, with the actual generator, you can generate worksheets to your exact specifications.
Easy proportions (can be solved by thinking of equivalent fractions)
Solve proportions (whole numbers)
Solve proportions (decimals)
Simple word problems that involve proportions
Simple word problems that involve proportions and use decimal numbers
For word problems, choose metric, US or both kinds of units to be used.|
Metric units (kg, km, liter)
US customary units (lb, mile, gallon)
Range of numbers to be used for distances (miles or kilometers) in the word problems:
Range of numbers to be used for weights (pounds or kilograms) in the word problems:
For word problem types, check at least one box.|
A car can travel 45 miles on 2 gallons of gasoline. How far can it travel on 5.6 gallons?
A boat can travel 45 miles on 7 gallons of gasoline. How much gasoline will it need to go 78 miles?
A car travels 98 miles in 1.4 hours (with a constant speed). How far can it travel in 7 hours (with the same speed)?
An airplane travels 645 miles in 3 hours (with a constant speed). How much time will it take traveling 1,000 miles?
6 lbs of potatoes cost $12.90. How much would 3.4 lbs cost?
6 kg of potatoes cost $12.90. How many kilograms of potatoes can you get with $8?
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Real World Algebra by Edward Zaccaro
Algebra is often taught abstractly with little or no emphasis on what algebra is or how it can be used to solve real problems. Just as English can be translated into other languages, word problems can be "translated" into the math language of algebra and easily solved. Real World Algebra explains this process in an easy to understand format using cartoons and drawings. This makes self-learning easy for both the student and any teacher who never did quite understand algebra. Includes chapters on algebra and money, algebra and geometry, algebra and physics, algebra and levers and many more. Designed for children in grades 4-9 with higher math ability and interest but could be used by older students and adults as well. Contains 22 chapters with instruction and problems at three levels of difficulty.