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3rd Grade Math Word Problems Worksheets
Word problems for third grade.
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.
Addition word problems for third grade
Simple addition word problems
Column form addition word problems
Mixed add and subtract word problems
Subtraction word problems
Simple subtraction word problems
Subtraction in columns word problems
Multiplication word problems
Simple multiplication word problems
Multiples of 10
Multiplying in columns
More multiplication word problems
Mixed multiply & divide word problems
Division word problems
Simple division word problems
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Fraction word problems
Identifying and comparing fractions word problems
Adding and subtracting fractions word problems
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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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.
3rd Grade Math Problems
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.
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- 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
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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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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.
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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.
Using the sheets will help your child to:
- 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.
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3rd Grade Money Worksheets
On this webpage, you will find our 3rd grade Money Challenges.
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3rd Grade Math Puzzles
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.
Using these puzzles will help your child to:
- 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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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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Addition word problems #1
In this math worksheet, your child will solve word problems using addition of 2-digit numbers.
Addition word problems #2
Addition, multiplication, and division
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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50 Third Grade Math Word Problems of the Day
The area of Happytown is 42 square miles.
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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50 Third Grade Math Word Problems
1. gage went shopping and bought 19 cupcakes, 18 apple pies, and 47 glazed donuts. how many items did he buy altogether.
2. A shelter is taking care of 384 cats. 176 more arrive. How many cats are in the shelter now?
3. Gabby has 42 books on her bookshelf. Her dad gives her 23 more for her birthday. How many books does Gabby have now?
4. There were 823 people attending a soccer game after 37 people left. How many people were at the game before the people left?
5. Mr. Washington has 44 pencils. He found 37 pencils inside of the cubbies and opened a new pack of 60 pencils. How many pencils does Mr. Washington have in all?
6. Jeff plays Minecraft. On Monday he played for 67 minutes. On Tuesday he played for 32 minutes, and on Wednesday he played for 43 minutes. How many total minutes did Jeff play during the week?
7. Smith Elementary School has 286 boys and 241 girls. What is the total number of students that attend Smith Elementary?
8. Ashley rides her bike to school every day. The ride from her house to her school takes 21 minutes. If she has already been biking for 17 minutes, how much longer does she have to ride before she arrives at school?
9. Jason baked 93 cookies to sell at the school bake sale. He plans to take home whatever cookies he doesn’t sell. If he sold 77 cookies, how many cookies will he take home?
10. A school collects money for T-shirts. Third graders collected $327. Fourth graders collected 138 fewer dollars. How much money did fourth graders collect?
11. Hayden has 610 stickers. There are 250 in a white box and some in a yellow box. How many are in the yellow box?
12. The table shows students’ class points. Which two students’ scores have a difference of 15 points?
13. Ms. Brady has 356 tomato plants. She sells 91 of the plants and gives 49 of the plants away. How many tomato plants does Ms. Brady have left?
14. David’s mom buys apples for his class. There are 5 rows of 4 green apples. There is 1 row of 4 red apples. Fill in the blanks to complete the expressions.
15. A box of chocolates has 14 rows. There are 6 pieces of chocolate in each row. How many pieces of chocolate are in the box?
16. Christy and Jan are playing a card game. Christy has 4 cards and Jan has 4 times as many cards. How many cards do they have together?
17. Emerson is in charge of collecting the basketballs at the end of gym class. There are 6 bins, and 7 basketballs can fit in each bin. How many basketballs are there if each bin is full?
18. Luz had two pages of homework. Each page had five problems on it. How many total problems did she have to complete?
19. Keyanna was drawing on scrap paper. She could fit seven drawings on each page. If she has three pieces of paper, how many drawings can she make?
20. A bakery sells one sugar cookie for $2.00. How much will a dozen sugar cookies cost?
21. Mrs. Smith is getting her classroom ready for the first day of school. She has 25 students in her class. She wants 5 students to sit at every table. How many tables will she need?
22. Alex is organizing his school supplies. He has 141 index cards. He wants to split them into 3 piles. How many cards will each pile get?
23. Mrs. Blackley’s class plays a review game. The class earns 5 points every time they answer a question correctly. On Monday, the class earns 50 points playing the game. How many questions did the class answer correctly?
24. Maria has 56 gummy bears. She will give all the gummy bears to 8 of her friends. Each friend will get the same number. How many gummy bears will each friend receive?
25. Daniel has 63 coins and 9 piggy banks. If each piggy bank has the same number of coins, how many coins are in each piggy bank?
26. Leslie has 32 dolls in 4 baskets. Each basket has the same number of dolls. How many dolls are in each basket?
27. Levi has 10 fish in his fish tank. 4 fish are goldfish and the rest are minnows. What fraction of the fish are goldfish?
28. Melanie has 8 colored pencils. 3 are green, 2 are yellow, and 3 are blue. What fraction of the pencils are blue?
29. Hannah has a bag of M&M’s. There are 24 M&M’s in the bag. 8 are red, 6 are green, 7 are yellow, and 3 are brown. What fraction of the M&M’s are brown?
30. Mr. Brown needs to order pizza for 18 students. He wants each student to have ¼ of a pizza. How many pizzas should he order?
31. The class took a survey about favorite animals. ¼ of students chose lions as their favorite animal, and ½ of the students chose elephants. The other students chose either sharks or whales. Partition a circle graph to show these results.
32. John wanted a chocolate cake for his birthday. After blowing out the candles, he cut the cake. Out of his 12 party guests, only 6 ate cake. John let his friend Jackson take half the remaining cake home. What fraction of the cake was left over?
33. The area of a rectangle is 72 square units. One side has a length of 9 units. What is the other side length?
34. Monico drew a shape. It was a quadrilateral, and all sides were the same length. Which shape did Monico draw?
35. Gloria is buying a new rug for her bedroom floor. If the floor measures 12 feet x 12 feet, which size rug does she need?
36. The area of Happytown is 42 square miles. If the length is 7 miles, what is the perimeter of the town?
37. Aiden read 2 pages in his chapter book every day for 7 days. The book has 32 total pages. How many pages does Aiden have left to read?
38. Sophia has a twenty dollar bill. She buys six pop-it fidget toys for $2 each. How much money does Sophia have left?
39. There are 10 people at a cookout. Each person will eat 2 hot dogs. There are 8 hot dogs in a package. How many packages are needed?
40. Mrs. Potter bought 160 index cards. She gave the first row 55 index cards, then the second row 72 index cards. How many does she have left to give to the last row?
41. Samantha has 38 markers. She gives 29 markers to her classmates. Then she opens a new pack of 15 markers. How many markers does she have now?
42. There were 18 volleyballs in a bag and 13 volleyballs in a basket. 10 of these were used at recess. How many volleyballs were not used?
43. Mrs. Horton has 1 gallon of milk. She poured out 3 cups of milk. How many cups of milk does she have left?
44. Mark needs to buy yarn for 5 friends to do a science activity. Each friend needs 2 feet of green yarn and 1 foot of purple yarn. How many yards of yarn does Mark need to buy?
45. Nadine’s new jump rope is 4 inches longer than her old jump rope. Her old jump rope was 32 inches long. How long is Nadine’s new jump rope?
46. Dervin lined paper clips up in two rows. Each row was 18 feet long. How many feet of paper clips did Dervin have if he added the two rows together?
47. London started looking for her missing dog at 2:10 pm. It took her 43 minutes to find him. What time did London find her dog?
48. Damon took a train from his house to downtown. The train left the station at 1:08 pm and traveled 33 minutes before arriving downtown. What time did the train arrive?
49. Hannah worked on her homework for 37 minutes. If she started at 7:14 pm, what time did she finish her homework?
50. Kevin started cleaning his room at 6:03 pm. If he finally finished at 6:40 pm, how long did Ned spend cleaning his room?
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55 Challenging Word Problems for 3rd Graders
April 19, 2022 // by Seda Unlucay
Why not add some colorful manipulatives to make 3rd grade learning more concrete, review the core numeracy skills with worksheets, or incorporate them into a daily math lesson to build problem-solving fluency?
These multi-step word problems incorporate addition , subtraction , multiplication , and division as well as time , money, and fractions . Since they involve more than one step, students should be encouraged to express their thinking with pictures and words to help plan, solve and check each problem.
1. Jennifer picked 72 cherries and Kim picked 45 cherries. They used 24 cherries to make pies for their school bake sale. How many cherries do they have left?
2. Kim had 19 candies and then she bought 23 more candies. She wants to share them between herself and 6 friends. How many candies will each friend get?
3. Andrew has 147 marbles. 35 marbles are orange and 52 are purple. The rest of the marbles are yellow. How many yellow marbles are there?
4. Sandra and her friend, Brenda went shopping. They each bought 10 new dolls. Sandra returned 3 of her new dolls to the store. How many dolls do Sandra and Brenda still have?
5. Lauren has 600 pencils. She wants to place them in 10 equal groups. How many pencils will be in each group?
6. Stanley and Eddy each bought 12 slices of pizza. For dinner, they each ate 2 slices. How many slices do they have now?
7. Jim planted 30 rows of 15 tulips. 137 of them are yellow and the rest are red. How many red tulips are there?
8. Megan has 8 quarters, 4 dimes, and 7 nickels for bus fare. If a bus ticket costs $1.15 how much money will she have left?
9. Sam has 63 stamps from Asia, 59 stamps from Europe, and 162 stamps from Africa in his collection. How many more stamps does he have from Africa than Asia and Europe combined?
10. Angie used 3 red ornaments, 5 blue ornaments, and 7 green ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree. She had 12 ornaments left. How many ornaments did she have to begin with?
11. Jenny and her friends bought 3 boxes of cupcakes. There were 16 cupcakes in each case. James ate 3 cupcakes, Stewart ate 5 cupcakes and Kim ate 13 cupcakes. How many cupcakes were left?
12. Tom finished a 354 piece jigsaw puzzle and Stella finished a 567 piece jigsaw puzzle. How many fewer pieces did Tom's puzzle have?
13. Stephanie has $217 and Derek has $138 to spend. They spend some money and now they have $112 left. How much money did they spend?
14. Cassandra ran 15 miles each day for 8 days. Then she ran 12 miles each day for two weeks. How many miles did she run in all?
15. Andy's pencil case weighs 32 grams. His notebook weighs 45 grams more than his pencil case. What is the total weight of his pencil case and notebook?
16. Daniel bought 4 packs of chewing gum. There are 9 pieces of gum in each pack. He wanted to share the gum evenly with 3 people. How many pieces of gum will each person get?
17. Jen climbed 48 steps up to a diving board. She climbed down 23 steps to talk to a friend. Then she climbed 12 steps to get to the top. How many steps does the diving board have?
18. There are 78 balls on the playground. 22 are soccer balls and 18 are basketballs. The rest are tennis balls. How many tennis balls are there?
19. Tommy made 63 cookies for the bake sale. Lindsay made 35 cookies. They sold 22 cookies altogether. How many cookies do they have left?
20. Adam found 235 pennies on the playground. He spent 98 pennies. Then he found 123 more. How many pennies does he have now?
21. Lisa saw 86 animals at the zoo. She was 54 monkeys, 17 parrots, and some elephants. How many elephants did she see?
22. Julia has a crayon collection of 156 crayons. She gave some to her friend Emily. Now she has 72 crayons left. How many crayons did she give Emily?
23. Sandy had $225 to buy bracelets. The store was selling 2 packs of bracelets for $5. How many packs can Sandy afford to buy?
24. Brandon earned $12 an hour mowing the lawn and $15 an hour babysitting. He worked 20 hours mowing the lawn and 18 hours babysitting. How much money did he earn in total?
25. Gavin bought 14 pencils. He had $48 before he bought the pencils. After he bought the pencils, he had $20 left. How much did each pencil cost?
26. Tina won 160 teddy bears at the carnival. She gave 8 to each of her friends. Then she had 32 left. How many friends did she give teddy bears to?
27. Billy sold half of his trading cards and then he bought 132 more. Now he has 325 trading cards. How many did he have to start with?
28. Lacy's school is going on a field trip. There are 24 kids in each class. There are 8 classes. If 30 kids can fit on a bus, how many buses will they need for their field trip?
29. Stephanie had 5 dozen cupcakes. She gave 27 cupcakes to her friend. How many cupcakes did she have left?
30. Angela has 1345 stickers. Dan has 845 stickers. How many more stickers does Angela have than Dan?
31. Ms. Smith went grocery shopping. Her groceries cost $82.96. She had coupons worth $22.50. If she paid the clerk $90 for her groceries, how much change would she get?
32. Serena had $77. Then she bought movie tickets for 8 friends for $4 each. Now she wants to buy popsicles that cost $3 each. How many popsicles can she buy?
33. Sam had $34. Then he received $19 for his birthday. How much money does he need if he wants to buy a bike that costs $98?
34. Miranda bought 4 necklaces that cost $13 each. Then she gave $16 to her little brother. She started with $105. How much money does she have now?
35. Anthony earns $15 every week he does chores. He does chores for 6 weeks. Now he wants to buy a gaming console for $114. How much more money does he need?
36. How many sides do 3 triangles, 8 squares and 4 rectangles have?
37. Emily saw some chickens on the farm. She counted 56 wings in total. How many chickens did she see?
38. Ben picked 18 berries. Zane picked 6 times as many berries as Ben. How many berries did Zane pick?
39. Gavin bought 70 apples. He bought twice as many apples as Tim. How many apples did Tim buy?
40. Anita planted 10 rows of carrots with 7 carrots in each row. How many carrots did she plant?
41. A dozen donuts cost $5.50. How much do 7 dozen donuts cost?
42. Jennifer made 23 cups of potato salad for the school picnic. At the end of the picnic, there were 4 and a quarter cups of potato salad left. How many cups of potato salad were eaten?
43. Emily wants to buy a jar of marbles that costs $5.30. She has 7 quarters, 5 dimes, and 3 nickels to spend. How much change will she get back?
44. Use the fewest bills and coins to make $25.33.
45. Mary spent $325 on decorations for her birthday party. She spent $123 on food. How much more money did she spend on decorations than food?
46. There are 74 students in third grade. 23 are in Ms. Smith's class, 19 are in Ms. Park's class and the rest are in Ms. Anderson's class. How many more students are in Ms. Anderson's class than in Ms. Smith's class?
47. How many days are there in 4 full weeks?
48. Rob is 3 years older than his friend Andy. Andy is twice as old as Rob's brother. How old is Rob?
49. Sandy can bake 36 cookies in 30 minutes. How many cookies can she bake in 8 hours?
50. Mandy is reading a book with 313 pages in it. She read 54 pages on Saturday. Then she read 72 more pages on Monday afternoon. How many pages does Mandy have left to read?
51. There are 35 students in Stanley's class. ⅕ of them bike to school. How many students don't bike to school?
52. There are 250 animals in a zoo. ⅗ of them are herbivores. How many animals are herbivores?
53. danny is reading a book with 120 pages. he has already read ⅓ of it. how many more pages does he have left to read.