Fourth Grade Common Core Math Word Problems Worksheets. A worksheet, in the term’s original meaning, is a sheet of paper where one performs work. This is a printed page that a child finishes using a writing tool. No other materials are necessary. It’s”a sheet of paper on which work schedules, working time, special instructions, etc. are recorded. A piece or scrap of paper about which issues, ideas, or the like, are put down in tentative form.” In education, a worksheet could have questions for students and areas to document responses. In accounting, a worksheet is, or was, a sheet of ruled paper with columns and rows on which an accountant could record information or perform calculations.