40 Math Problems for 4th Graders
If you’re looking for ways to help your child boost their math skills and confidence, don’t miss this list of 40 fourth grade math problems!
Author
Katie Wickliff
Published:
Oct 2024
Key takeaways
- Fourth graders focus on multi-step word problems using all four operations—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Math word problems for 4th graders are more complex and require greater comprehension skills than in earlier grades.
- In 4th grade, students will extend their knowledge of fractions and decimals.
By 4th grade, students begin to learn more complex math concepts. Now that they have a strong foundation in the four operations–addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division–students work with even larger numbers.
Word problems for 4th graders are often multi-step, requiring students to use critical thinking skills to determine how to solve the problem. Fourth grade math practice also focuses on fractions, with students learning to order, add, subtract, and multiply fractions together and by whole numbers.
If this sounds like a lot, don’t worry! This list of 4th grade math problems serves as a tool to strengthen concepts students have already been taught. You’ll notice that the questions are divided into sections: mixed operation word problems, place value, fractions, and decimals, so your student can complete all the problems or specifically focus on one area. If you’re looking for more math practice for 4th graders, check out Dreambox—an engaging, interactive math program that adapts to each learner.
Table of contents
40 math problems for 4th graders (with answers!)
Mixed operation word problems
- Antonio has 32 stuffed animals and his little brother has 24 stuffed animals. How many more stuffed animals does Antonio have?
- Eliza has 265 stamps in her stamp collection. She puts one stamp on 124 letters. How many stamps does Eliza have left?
- Dylan wants to save up for a new video game that costs $48. He has $14 saved. He earns $10 for walking his neighbor’s dog and $5 for watering plants. How much more money does Dylan need for a new video game?
- Ollie has 3 boxes of colored pencils with 9 pencils in each box. He gives 5 pencils to his little sister. How many pencils does Ollie have left?
- If a Major League Baseball game uses eight dozen baseballs per game (true fact!), how many baseballs are used after 2 games? (Hint: 12=1 dozen)
- Josie, Gabriella, and Shawn are playing a card game. Josie has 8 cards. Gabriella has 3 times as many cards as Josie. Shawn has half as many cards as Gabriella. How many cards does Shawn have?
- Emerson has $142. She wants to buy a LEGO set that costs $86. She also wants to buy her little brother a LEGO set that costs $72.
- Does Emerson have enough money to buy both sets?
- If no, how much more does she need?
- Luisa has 212 friendship bracelets. If she kept 12 and divided the rest equally among 8 friends, how many friendship bracelets would each friend get?
- There are 63 fourth graders at Piney Grove Elementary School. 40 of them are girls and the rest are boys. On Wednesday, 5 fourth-grade boys were absent. How many fourth-grade boys were at school on Wednesday?
- Connor is helping his mom in their backyard garden. His mom bought 120 vegetable plants for the garden. Connor has already planted 20 rows of 5 vegetable plants.
- How many vegetable plants are left over?
- If there are 5 vegetable plants in a row, how many more rows will Connor need to plant in the ground?
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Place Value
- Compose a 4 digit number: 4,000+300+60+2 is ___________
- Compose a 5 digit number: 50,000+3,000+100+20+1 is __________
- Find the missing number: 7,000+____+80+3= 7,683
- Find the missing number: 60,000+2,000+___+70+3 = 62,773
- Write 372 in expanded form
- Write 1,422 in expanded form
- Write 29,379 in expanded form
- Round 68 to the nearest ten
- Round 341 to the nearest ten
- Round 772 to the nearest hundred
Fractions
Compare the fractions. Write > (greater than), < (less than), or = (equal to) between each pair of fractions:
- ⅙ and ½
- ⅓ and ¼
- ½ and 2⁄4
- ⅛ and ¾
Add the fractions:
- 2⁄6 + ⅚
- 4⁄8 + 7⁄8
Subtract the fractions:
- 6⁄11 – 4⁄11
- 7⁄10 – 2⁄10
Multiply the fractions by the whole number:
- 2⁄4 x 2
- 5 x 3⁄12
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Decimals
Use the image below to answer the following questions:
- Find the decimals .2 and .9 on the number line below. Which is larger?
- Mark approximately where the decimal .33 would be on the number line below.
Rewrite the following decimals as fractions:
- 0.52
- 0.2
Compare the decimals. Which is larger?
- 6.72 or 7.11
- 0.1 or 0.04
- 0.31 or 2.13
Add the decimals:
- 7.7 + 2.3
- 0.6+ 5.4
- 1.8 + 0.5
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Answer Sheet for 4th Grade Math Practice
Mixed operation word problems
- Antonio has 8 more stuffed animals
- Eliza has 141 stamps left
- Dylan needs $19 more
- Ollie has 22 pencils left
- 192 baseballs are used after 2 games
- Shawn has 12 cards
- A. No, Emerson does not have enough money. B. She needs $16 more
- Each friend would get 25 friendship bracelets
- 18 boys were at school on Wednesday
- A. 20 vegetable plants. B.Connor needs to plan 4 more rows
Place value
- 4,362
- 53,121
- 600
- 700
- 300+70+2
- 1,000+400+20+2
- 20,000+9,000+300+70+9
- 70
- 340
- 800
Fractions
- <
- >
- =
- <
- 1 ⅙
- 1 ⅜
- 2⁄11
- 5⁄10 or ½
- 1
- 1 3⁄12
Decimals
- 0.9 is larger
- The mark should be to the right of 0.30 and to the left of 0.40
- 52/100
- 2/10
- 7.11
- 0.1
- 2.13
- 10
- 6
- 2.3