These word problems are great for third (3rd) grade students looking for word problems practice.
These questions cover Counting, Rounding, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division and include answers and explanations for students to review. The links below include worksheets in PDF for students to do download and practice on their own.
The questions are designed as story sums to give students real word examples of applying the math operations.
120 kids
Don't forget to include Thomas in the boy group.
56 boys + Thomas + 63 girls = 120 kids
69 marbles
To calculate the number of new marbles added you need to subtract the new total from the old total:
203 - 134 = 69
12 miles
Times means multiply so we need to multiply the width of East Island by 4:
3 miles x 4 = 12 miles
$15
Remember to add Maddox and his friends together to make 4 people in total, then divide the bill:
$60 / 4 = $15
80
First add the numbers:
13 + 63 = 76.
Then to round to the nearest 10, look at the first place value '6'. Since it is above 5, we round up to 80.
$143
$120 + $15+ $8 = $143
53
Add all the animals together:
12 + 24 + 15 + 2 = 53
14
Take the number of races Mo has won and subtract the races Phil won:
43 - 29 = 14
30
One person has 2 legs and one horse has 4 legs therefore a riding unit has 6 legs (horse plus person). We then need to multiply 6 by the number of riding units to get the total number of legs in the group:
6 x 5 = 30 legs
12
Divide the total number of buns across each tray:
36 / 3 = 12 buns per tray
600
In order to round this number, look at the second unit value which is 7. Since 7 is above 5 we round up the number.
12
There are 5 coins in the first pile and 7 coins in the second pile. Add those together and we get 12.