August Problem Solving Path: Real Life Word Problems for 3rd Grade/Year 4 - FREE

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  1. Welcome to Problem Solving Path, a neighborhood where every location contains a real life math word problem!This bundle contains 10 math problem solving journals, one for each month of the year. Each journal has 2 versions, one specifically aligned the the US Common Core Curriculum for Grade 3 and t
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Welcome to Problem Solving Path, a neighborhood where every location contains a real life math word problem!

This packet contains 2 versions of a month-long math journal, one specifically aligned the the US Common Core Curriculum for Grade 3 and the other specifically aligned the UK National Curriculum for Year 4 Each version also includes appropriate spelling and phrasing to match the curriculum. ie. British spelling in the UK versions.

These math journals contain 10 word problems and work on the concepts of: geometric shapes, customary measurement (US version) and metric measurement (US and UK versions), fractions, arithmatic patterns, number combinations (addition and multiplication), rounding, using money, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and intervals of time.

Each math word problem is located on a full page graphic organizer that includes space for students to show detailed work and justify their answer. Additionally, each math word problem has a quick and easy grading rubric to make teacher feedback a breeze.

These math problem solving journals can be used as an easy morning work activity, a math problem solving center, independent classwork or a great way to keep early finishers busy and productive. They make problem solving into a real life problem and keep students engaged at the same time.

*** Please note: This packet is labeled for August (September in the UK version), but the problems could be used at any time of the year. The label of August is meant simply to label this journal as the first journal in a progression of 10 monthly journals, which can all be found in my Grade 3/ Year 4 Year Long Plan. Journals do not have to be completed in order, but the problems do get progressively more difficult as the year goes on.

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This resource includes a US version and a UK version. All spelling is appropriate for the US and the UK. This resource meets the following standards:

US Common Core Standards: .3.G.1, 3.MD.8,3.MD.5, 3.MD.7, 3.NF.1, 3.NF.3, 3.OA.9, 3.NBT.2, 3.NBT.1, 3.OA.8, 3.OA.3, and. 3.MD.3.

UK National Curriculum: Key Stage 2: Ma3.2b, Ma3.4e, Ma2.2d, Ma2.2e, Ma2.2b, Ma2b, Ma.3e, Ma2.2c, Ma2.4a, Ma2.3a, Ma2.3i, Ma2.3j, Ma2.4a, Ma2.4d

This is only one month of a ten month program for 3rd grade / Year 4. For more Problem Solving Path, click below:

Grade 3/ Year 4 - Month 1

Grade 3/ Year 4 - Month 2

Grade 3/ Year 4 - Month 3

Grade 3/ Year 4 - Month 4

Grade 3/ Year 4 - Month 5

Grade 3/ Year 4 - Month 6

Grade 3/ Year 4 - Month 7

Grade 3/ Year 4 - Month 8

Grade 3/ Year 4 - Month 9

Grade 3/ Year 4 - Month 10

Or, buy all 10 months in my Grade 3/ Year 4 Year Long Plan.

Problem Solving Path is also available for Grade 2/ Year 3, Grade 4/ Year 5, and Grade 5/ Year 6.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, 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.
Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. For example, observe that 4 times a number is always even, and explain why 4 times a number can be decomposed into two equal addends.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.


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