## Math Word Problems for Third Graders

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Word problems allow students the opportunity to apply their math skills in authentic situations. All too often, children who are able to solve numeric problems find themselves at a loss when faced with a word problem. Some of the best problems to work with are those in which the unknown factor is located in either the beginning or the middle of the problem. For example, instead of saying, "I have 29 balloons and the wind blew eight of them away," and then asking "How many do I have left?" try something like this instead: "I had a lot of balloons but the wind blew eight of them away. Now I only have 21 balloons left. How many did I have to begin with?" Or, "I had 29 balloons, but the wind blew some away, and I only have 21 now. How many balloons did the wind blow away?"

## Word Problem Examples

As teachers and parents, we're often very good at creating or using word problems in which the unknown value is located at the end of the question. Unfortunately, this type of problem can prove too challenging for young children. By changing the position of the unknown you can create problems that are easier for beginning math students to solve.

Another type of problem that's great for young learners is a two-step problem, which requires them to solve for one unknown before solving for another. Once young students have mastered basic word problems, they can practice two-step (and three-step) problems to work on more challenging concepts. These problems help students learn how to process and relate complex sets of information. Here are some examples:

Students will often need to re-read a question to make sure they have all of the information they need. They should also be encouraged to read the question again to be certain that they actually understand what the question is asking them to solve for.

## Worksheet #1

Deb Russell

This worksheet features several basic word problems for young math students.

## Worksheet #2

Deb Russell

This worksheet features a set of intermediate word problems for young students who have already mastered basic skills. To solve these problems, students will need to have an understanding of how to count money.

## Worksheet #3

Deb Russell

This worksheet features several multi-step problems for advanced students.

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## Multiple-Step Word Problems

These multiple-step word problems require students to use reasoning and critical thinking skills to determine how each problem can be solved.

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## Solving Two Step Word Problems 3rd Grade Worksheets

Solving two-step word problems 3rd grade worksheets provide a basic understanding and practice of how to solve a word problem by applying two arithmetic operations. A two-step word problem requires applying two equations to resolve. Such problems challenge students to use their reasoning and critical thinking abilities to interpret and convert statements into equations. The answer keys included in these worksheets implement step-by-step easy explanation of this process for better learning and self-assessment.

## Benefits of 3rd Grade Solving Two-Step Word Problems Worksheets

By solving two-step word problems 3rd grade worksheets, kids can easily form the basis for solving complex multi-level algebraic equations. These 3rd grade math worksheets are worded in a simple style to help children grasp concepts quickly and potentially apply them in life. The word problems available in these worksheets familiarize kids with mathematical language and terms like fewer, altogether, difference, more, share, multiply, subtract, equal, reduced, etc. Solving two-step word problems grade 3 worksheets establish higher-level mathematical thinking in kids required for advanced math concepts.

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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.

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