3.OA.3 Use Multiplication within 100 to Solve Word Problems
This pack contains 25 multiplication problems designed, not only to test your students' multiplication skills, but also to see how well they understand the problem being presented to them. On the pages are trivia related to the word problems to keep your students interested!
There are two versions included in this pack:
On pages 3 - 5, you will find a fill-in-the-blanks style of worksheet. There are word problems that we have provided the multiplicand and multiplier to use. On the other problems, your students will have to place the factors in the blanks. The factors may be apparent, because they are mentioned in the word problem, but your students will also encounter problems where they have to infer which factors to use.
On pages 6 - 8, we placed a different version of the same set of problems. Here, your students will need to formulate the equation that is appropriate according to the problem. Your students will get the chance to solve the word problems using a two-step approach: identify the factors, and then multiply them to get the product.
We have included a sheet where your students can show their work (page 9). You will find the answer key on page 10.
As a teacher or a parent, you can choose to use either of the sets or mix them up together. You can have your students start on the first page of the easier set, and then have them try the second and third pages of the more challenging set.
This activity is aligned with the Math Core Curriculum and can be used by students in the Third Grade level and above.