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## 3rd Grade Math Word Problems Worksheets

Math word problems help deepen a student's understanding of mathematical concepts by relating mathematics to everyday life.

These worksheets are best attempted after a student has studied the underlying skill; for example, our 'addition in columns" word problem worksheets should not be attempted until students are comfortable with addition in columns.

In many of our word problems we intentionally include superfluous data , so that students need to read and think about the questions carefully, rather than simply applying a computation pattern to solve the problems.

Mixed add and subtract word problems

## Subtraction word problems

Simple subtraction word problems

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## Multiplication word problems

Simple multiplication word problems

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## Division word problems

Simple division word problems

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## Mixed 3rd grade word problems

The following worksheets contain a mix of grade 3 addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems .  Mixing math word problems tests the understanding mathematical concepts, as it forces students to analyze the situation rather than mechanically apply a solution.

Mixed word problems - mental math

Mixed word problems - column math

Mixed word problems - simpler form   (shorter texts, no superfluous data)

## Measurement word problems for grade 3

These word problems combine the 4 operations with real world units of length, time, volume and mass. There is no conversion of units.

Length word problems

Time word problems

Mass & weight word problems

Volume & capacity word problems.

## Word problems with variables

These grade 3 word problems introduce students to using variables ("x, y, etc.") to represent unknowns. The problems are relatively simple, but emphasize the use of variables and the writing of equations.

Word problems with variables (variable is chosen for the student)

Writing variables to solve word problems (student chooses the variable)

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## Math Word Problem Worksheets for 3rd Graders

Third graders will be challenged with single-step and two-step word problems. They will need to use basic multiplication for some problems along with thinking and addition or substraction skills. Taking real life situations kids will need to find solutions that make sense. The beauty of these questions is that multiple choices are not provided so kids will need to show not only the answer but how they thought through the word problem to arrive at a solution.

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## CHALLENGE ZONE 3rd Grade Math Problems

Welcome to our 3rd Grade Math Problems. Here you will find our range of challenging math problem worksheets which are designed to give children the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to solve a range of longer problems.

These problems are also a great way of developing perseverance and getting children to try different approaches in their math.

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Here you will find a range of problem solving worksheets.

The 3rd grade math problems on the sheets are longer math problems designed to encourage children to use a range of math skills to solve them.

The skills the problems will help to develop include:

• systematic working
• logical thinking
• number fact knowledge
• fraction problems
• trial and improvement strategies
• working systematically
• searching for all possible answers.

At third grade, the problems are starting to become more advanced with children needing to become more systematic in their approach and experimenting using trial and improvement strategies.

## 3rd Grade Math Word Problems

• Bikes and Trikes

Bikes and Trikes is an activity to encourage children to work systematically and find all possibilities for the number of bikes and trikes at a show.

• Captain's Coins

Captain's Coins is a 3rd grade math problem activity involving sharing out a pile of coins according to certain rules. This activity is good to use for developing trial and improvement strategie.

• Broken Calculator Problem 2

The Broken Calculator problem is a number problem involving using an imaginary broken calculator with only the 3, 5, +, - and = buttons working to make different totals.

There are 2 versions of the problem sheet, one with a pre-prepared template for filling in, and a second blank version for children to show their own recording system.

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• Color that Shape

Color that Shape is a coloring activity which uses logical thinking to work out which shape needs to be shaded which color.

• Dilly's Eggs #2

Dilly's Eggs is an activity involving counting in different size steps. The aim is to work out how many eggs Dilly had from two separate rules. It is a good activity to develop systematic working and the use of lists or tables to solve a problem.

• Frogs in Ponds

Frogs in Ponds is a 3rd grade math problem activity which involves using trial and improvement and logical thinking to get the correct number of frogs into each of the ponds.

Join Me Up is an logical puzzle where the aim is to place the numbers from 1 to 7 into the puzzle so that no consecutive numbers are next to each other.

## Place It RIght #3

Place It Right is a place value activity designed to get children thinking hard about where to put the beads on a place value abacus to get numbers closest to a specific total.

• Place It Right #3
• Sally's Rectangular Puzzle #1

Sally's Rectangular Puzzle is an adding puzzle where the aim is to give each circle a value so that the sides of the rectangles add together to make a given total.

## Sally's Fruit Punch Challenge #1

Sally's Fruit Punch is a scaling problem involving changing a recipe for fruit punch for one glass into a recipe for ten glasses. In the challenge, you have to firstly work out the ingredients you need, and then work out the cost of the ingredients. This challenge is great for developing real-life math solving problems involving money and measures.

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• Sally's Fruit Punch Challenge 1 (UK version)
• Share the Treasure #3

Share the Treasure is a fraction sharing activity where the aim is to share 24 bars between a group of pirates. It is a good activity for developing fraction problem solving.

• Spot the Digits

Spot the Digits is a logic activity where children have to find out the values of the letters a, b, c and d. The values can be determined by using the 3 clues.

## The Rock Race Challenge 1

The Rock Race is a number activity which needs some perseverance to complete. The aim of the activity is to try different routes around the 6 rocks to determine which route is the shortest.

• The Rock Race #1

## The Three Spiders Problem

The Three Spiders Problem is another problem which involves finding all the possibilites. The aim of this task is to find all triples of odd numbers that add up to 23. Good for odd and even practice as well as adding three small numbers together and strategic thinking.

• Three Spiders Problem

## Looking for some easier math problems?

We have a range of easier word problems at our 2nd-grade-math-salamanders website.

The problems on this page are at a simpler level than those here.

Many of the problems, e.g. Place It Right, Pick the Cards and Share the Treasure have easier versions on this page.

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## Looking for some harder word problems

We have a range of more challenging word problems on our 4th grade problem solving page.

The problems on this page are at a trickier level than those here.

Some of the problems, e.g. The Rock Race and Share the Treasure have harder versions on this page.

## Looking for some more third grade math problems?

Here are a range of problems solving sheets for 3rd graders. Most of the sheets contain 'real-life' problems which involve real data.

• apply their addition, subtraction, and multiplication skills;
• develop their knowledge of fractions;
• apply their knowledge of rounding and place value;
• solve a range of 'real life' problems.

All the 3rd grade sheets in this section support Elementary math benchmarks.

• Math Word Problems for kids 3rd Grade
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On this webpage, you will find our 3rd grade Money Challenges.

These challenges involve solving money problems and are a great way for kids to develop their reasoning skills and practice their counting money at the same time.

Here you will find a range of printable 3rd grade math puzzles for your child to enjoy.

The puzzles will help your child practice and apply their addition, subtraction and multiplication facts as well as developing their thinking and reasoning skills in a fun and engaging way.

• learn and practice their addition facts to 100;
• practice adding multiples of 10;
• practice their subtraction facts to 100;
• practice multiplication and division facts;
• develop problem solving skills and reasoning.
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## Daily Word Problems - Level C (3rd Grade)

Here you'll find Daily Math Word Problem worksheets for 3rd graders (Level C). The problems start out basic in the beginning, and become more challenging as the year goes on. Each file includes a mix of one-step and multi-step problems.

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In this math worksheet, your child will solve word problems using addition of 2-digit numbers.

What's missing in this equation? This math worksheet gives your child practice finding the missing number to complete addition, subtraction, and multiplication equations.

Do you know the multiples of 3? This math worksheet gives your child practice with the 3 times tables using visual cues.

All the 3s again

Extra practice mastering multiples of 3! This math worksheet fouses on the 3 times tables.

Do you know the multiples of 4? This math worksheet gives your child practice with the 4 times tables using visual cues.

All the 4s again

All multiples of 4! This math worksheet gives your child practice with the 4 times tables.

Animals on a grid

Where's the mouse? In this math worksheet, your child will find where each animal is placed on a grid, a foundation for learning about coordinate pairs.

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Can you find the area of this rectangle? This math worksheet gives your child practice finding the area of large rectangles and squares.

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This math worksheet asks your child to find the areas of right triangles.

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Daily Math Word Problems are vital to student development in Mathematics. This resource has 50 task cards, available in worksheet form with answers. Applying mathematical knowledge to solve word problems is extremely important. Some students understand how to solve equations but struggle to apply their knowledge when solving word problems. Doing daily word problems has helped my class a lot and I hope these flash cards will help yours!

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## 50 Third Grade Math Word Problems of the Day

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Opening your daily math lesson with a Math Word Problem of the Day is an excellent way to set the stage for learning. We all know that word problems are difficult for young learners to grasp, even when the mathematical operation portion of the problem is basic. Incorporate these third grade math word problems one day at a time at the start of your math block to build confidence, critical thinking skills, and a learning community. Students will get used to reading slowly for meaning, while also identifying key information. Encourage students to write out equations and draw pictures to explain their thinking, since this helps them see the light when they are stuck!

Topics covered include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, mixed operation, fractions, area and perimeter, and measurement. All you need to do is post one of these third grade math word problems on your whiteboard or projector screen, then let kids take it from there.

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1. gage went shopping and bought 19 cupcakes, 18 apple pies, and 47 glazed donuts. how many items did he buy altogether.

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