3rd Grade Multi-Step Word Problems of the Day Story Problems | Back to School

Tessa Maguire
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Build problem solving skills and confidence with a 3rd grade Word Problem of the Day! Students need continued and rigorous practice of the standards presented in word problem scenarios. Through daily practice with multi-step story problems, students build problem solving strategies and mastery of the 3rd grade math standards. These 10 Word Problem of the Day Story Problems give you a jumpstart on your problem solving for the year!

These rigorous, multi-step Problem of the Day word problems gives students practice and exposure with varying levels of difficulty, designed to take about 15 minutes per day. The problem complexity builds across the months, while spiraling through the third grade math standards preparing your students for success on weekly tests, state tests, and helping students master the standards in real world scenarios.

Some pages can be completed by students independently while others are intended for students to experience a productive struggle as they work to apply what they know in guided practice settings. The purpose of varying the difficulty of the skills is to build confidence in students’ problem solving strategies, while also pushing them to try new strategies independently. Some word problems include many steps to reach the solution while others require students to explain their work.

While an answer key is now included to support your classroom work, this product was created to build classroom discussions and practice around problem solving.

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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.
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
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.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize-to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents-and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.


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