3rd Grade Multi-Step Word Problems

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This was a great resource to use for review. It forced the children to slow down and be mi doula of their steps.
This was a great resource! My students were engaged in this learning experience! Such a helpful tool to get the children to verbalize each step and explain their thinking!
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Get ready to master multi-step word problems in 3rd grade! This set of 12 multi-step word problem cutouts covers third grade math standards and is the perfect way for students to learn HOW to solve these tricky problems and explain their thinking.

What is a word problem cutout?

Each half-page word problem includes 4-5 steps to solve it. Students must cut out the steps and rearrange them into the correct order to fully explain how to solve each problem. 

What concepts are covered in this set of 3rd Grade Multi-Step Word Problems?

  • Adding and Subtracting Time
  • Adding and Subtracting within 1,000
  • Multiplying by Multiples of 10
  • Multiplication and Division within 100
  • All Four Operations
  • Multiplication to Find Area

What’s included in this resource?

  • 12 printable multi-step word problems with cut-and-glue steps to solve (2 problems per page)
  • Answer key
  • A DIGITAL version in Google Slides

Need more practice with multi-step word problems? I’ve got you covered.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10–90 (e.g., 9 × 80, 5 × 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.


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