Put your scrub cap on because you're now a veterinarian in a pet hospital! There are sick pets coming in that need your help! In order to help them, you need to complete the ten multi-step word problem challenges that align with each pet!
If you're looking for ways to make more meaningful connections to math in the real world, this is the activity for you! Students will embark upon a day in a "pet hospital" while practicing this difficult math concept at the same time. 2 step word problems can be difficult for third graders and this activity is great practice!
There are two versions included: an easy version and a hard one.
Version 1: Easy
Every problem has only 2 steps to solve. This is a great version for kids that are just beginning multi-step word problems.
Version 2: Hard
There are some easy problems, medium problems, and hard problems included. There is a wide variation of problems included for differentiation. Some problems are 2 step, 3 step, and 4 step word problems. This set is great for kids who already have experience with multi-step word problems.
Your 3rd graders will multi-step word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
⭐ What is This? ⭐
Help your students become pet doctors in your classroom! Students complete 10 multi-step word problem challenges that are real-world veterinarian themed.
Print out all 10 pet posters and all 10 aligned challenges. Distribute them around your room. Give each child a recording sheet. Explain to students that they will become veterinarians and will need to complete all ten challenges! They have to find all the challenges you've left around the classroom and find the answers to each one. They use the recording sheet to mark off each challenge as they go.
There is also an additional writing activity where students scan the QR codes on each poster and find out fun facts about the different pets.
This math activity is perfect for third graders. It aligns with 3.OA.8.
⭐ What's Included? ⭐
- Pet Hospital Signs to hang outside your classroom to excite students
-Pet Hospital Banner
-10 Pet Posters in Color and Black and White
-10 Multi-Step Word Problem Challenges
-Learning Target Poster
-Posters for Selfies Upon Completion
-QR Code Writing Activity for Early Finishers
-Extra "Code Blue" Challenge
⭐ Skills Included ⭐
-multi-digit addition and subtraction multi-step word problems
-multi-step multiplication and division word problems
-multi-step word problems
✅Common Core Aligned to 3.OA.8
✅Great for 3rd Grade
✅QR Writing Activity
✅Includes Answer Keys
✅Covers a Variety of Skills
✅Learning Targets Specified
✅Tips to Help Make the "Veterinarian Day" Fun!
✅Black and White and Color Versions Included
This is a perfect review activity before giving a multi-step word problems assessment or as an extra practice activity. It can be used as a spiral review and is easy to set up and implement. It is great for any class that needs something fun to reinforce teaching word problems. The QR codes add in technology as well.
I also call these my Monday Funday math games if you've seen them on Instagram! These are easy to implement classroom transformations!
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You may also like my unit: Multi-Step Word Problems
. It has worksheets, a mini-lesson, a game, and activities that help third graders practice this skill!