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Word Problem Mania!

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Word Problem Mania!

Third Grade fun with math word problems!

- Think about CBS… but this time we’re not watching TV! We are solving word problems!
C: Circle the important numbers.

B: Box in the question.

S: Solve & label the word problem!

- Tyler finds 38 golf balls around his house. He also finds 46 golf balls along the golf course. (Did you know that Tyler is SUCH a great golfer?) How many golf balls does Tyler find in all?

- Tyler finds 38 golf balls around his house. He also finds 46 golf balls along the golf course. (Did you know that Tyler is SUCH a great golfer?) How many golf balls does Tyler find in all?

- Tyler finds 38 golf balls around his house. He also finds 46 golf balls along the golf course. (Did you know that Tyler is SUCH a great golfer?) How many golf balls does Tyler find in all?

38 + 46 = 84 golf balls

answer

number model

- The Bridge family takes 9 tents when they go camping. The Bartlett family takes 7 tents, and the McHugh family takes 5 tents. How many tents do they take in all?

- The Bridge family takes 9 tents when they go camping. The Bartlett family takes 7 tents, and the McHugh family takes 5 tents. How many tents do they take in all?

- The Bridge family takes 9 tents when they go camping. The Bartlett family takes 7 tents, and the McHugh family takes 5 tents. How many tents do they take in all?

9 + 7 + 5 = 21 tents

number model

answer

Alyssa jumped 11 times. Nora jumped 15 times. How many times did they jump altogether?

Number model:

11 + 15 = 26

Answer:

26 times

Riley kicked a soccer ball 102 times. Xariyan kicked a soccer ball 94 times. How many more times did Riley kick the soccer ball than Xariyan?

Number model:

102 - 94 = 8

Answer:

8 more times

Bianca had 25 pencils. Emily had 75 pencils. What is the total number of pencils that they had?

Number model:

25 + 75 = 100

Answer:

100 pencils

Konnor and Elijah read 10 more books than Luke. Luke read 49 books. How many books did Konnor and Elijah read?

Number model:

49 + 10 = 59

Answer:

59 books

C: Circle the important numbers.

B: Box in the question.

S: Solve & label the word problem!

This time there will be MORE than one step in the word problem!

You will have to take your time and think really hard to solve these tricky math word problems!

This time, when we don’t know part of the word problem we will represent what we don’t know with a letter! This is called ALGEBRA! (You are SO grown up to be doing algebra already. Your teachers didn’t learn algebra until they were in middle school!)

Here is an example:

42 + 13 – 3 = x

or

62 + 37 – 41 = a

Kendyl had 56 balloons. She blew up 76 more balloons. Then 17 popped. How many balloons is Kendyl left with?

(These problems have more than one step… we might have to add AND subtract in some of them! Yikes!)

Kendyl had 56 balloons. She blew up 76 more balloons. Then 17 popped. How many balloons is Kendyl left with?

Kendyl had 56 balloons. She blew up 76 more balloons. Then 17 popped. How many balloons is Kendyl left with?

Remember that we need to use a letter to represent the information that we don’t know yet!

56 + 76 – 17 = b

Number model:

Now we can solve for the letter b!

56 + 76 – 17 = b

Number model:

56 + 76 – 17 = 115 balloons

Answer:

Evan has a large collection of books. He gave his best friend 14 books and his brother 7 books. Now Evan has 60 books. How many books did he start with?

Evan has a large collection of books. He gave his best friend 14 books and his brother 7 books. Now Evan has 60 books. How many books did he start with?

Evan has a large collection of books. He gave his best friend 14 books and his brother 7 books. Now Evan has 60 books. How many books did he start with?

Remember that we need to use a letter to represent the information that we don’t know yet!

60 + 7 + 14 = n

Number model:

Remember that we need to use a letter to represent the information that we don’t know yet!

60 + 7 + 14 = n

Number model:

60 + 7 + 14 = 81 books

Answer:

Ronan had 10 Snickers bars. Michael gave him some Hershey bars and 20 Crunch bars. Ronan now has 42 candy bars total. How many Hershey bars did Michael give Ronan?

Number model:

10 + h + 20 = 42

Answer:

12 Hershey’s bars

Madi had 6 toys. Kelsey brought her 8 more, but Makenzie borrowed 3. How many toys does Madi have now?

Number model:

6 + 8 – 3 = t

Answer:

11 toys

Hannah Montana had 38 fancy shirts. She bought 13 more. Then Justin Bieber stole some! She has 31 shirts left. How many shirts did Justin Bieber steal?

Number model:

38 + 13 – s = 31

Answer:

20 shirts

Mrs. McHugh bought 3 hot dogs. Mrs. Bartlett bought 400 more. Then Mr. Bridge ate some of them. They only had 303 left. How many hot dogs did Mr. Bridge eat?

Number model:

3 + 400 – h = 303

Answer:

100 hot dogs

AMAZING WORK!

You did a great job…

and now you can go home and say that you can do algebra!

You smartie, you!