3rd Grade Word Problems Math Activity {3.OA.8}

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Motivate your students with this EXCITING math scavenger hunt activity! Included are 24 challenging multi-step word problem task cards, which require students to use their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. This resource supports Common Core standard 3.OA.8.

As the teacher, you will place the cards in secret places all around the room. Students will hunt for a card and solve the problem on that card. Then, students will hunt around the room trying to find the answer to the problem they just solved on a different card. When they find the card with that answer, they'll solve the problem shown on that card and then go on a hunt again. Students will love moving around the room trying to find their next question card!

Included with this 3rd Grade Multi-Step Word Problems Scavenger Hunt:

  • Instructions for play
  • 24 multi-step scavenger hunt cards
  • Answer sheets
  • Answer key

Want to learn more about this activity? Check out the preview file above.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
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.
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.


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