To help increase our confidence in every day math situations, we take part in a "Math Word Problem of the Day". This is something I've done with my grade 5/6 class for many years. Some years we begin this at the beginning of the school year, while other years have us using this as a way to further consolidate our math learning as the year goes on. Here's this year's first installment:
Note: Sometimes the word problems are borrowed from sites online, some are from books, and some are simply from our everyday lives.