## Math Word Problems for Third Graders

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Word problems allow students the opportunity to apply their math skills in authentic situations. All too often, children who are able to solve numeric problems find themselves at a loss when faced with a word problem. Some of the best problems to work with are those in which the unknown factor is located in either the beginning or the middle of the problem. For example, instead of saying, "I have 29 balloons and the wind blew eight of them away," and then asking "How many do I have left?" try something like this instead: "I had a lot of balloons but the wind blew eight of them away. Now I only have 21 balloons left. How many did I have to begin with?" Or, "I had 29 balloons, but the wind blew some away, and I only have 21 now. How many balloons did the wind blow away?"

## Word Problem Examples

As teachers and parents, we're often very good at creating or using word problems in which the unknown value is located at the end of the question. Unfortunately, this type of problem can prove too challenging for young children. By changing the position of the unknown you can create problems that are easier for beginning math students to solve.

Another type of problem that's great for young learners is a two-step problem, which requires them to solve for one unknown before solving for another. Once young students have mastered basic word problems, they can practice two-step (and three-step) problems to work on more challenging concepts. These problems help students learn how to process and relate complex sets of information. Here are some examples:

Students will often need to re-read a question to make sure they have all of the information they need. They should also be encouraged to read the question again to be certain that they actually understand what the question is asking them to solve for.

## Worksheet #1

Deb Russell

This worksheet features several basic word problems for young math students.

## Worksheet #2

Deb Russell

This worksheet features a set of intermediate word problems for young students who have already mastered basic skills. To solve these problems, students will need to have an understanding of how to count money.

## Worksheet #3

Deb Russell

This worksheet features several multi-step problems for advanced students.

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## 3rd Grade Fraction Word Problems

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## Fraction Word Problem Worksheets

Featured here is a vast collection of fraction word problems, which require learners to simplify fractions, add like and unlike fractions; subtract like and unlike fractions; multiply and divide fractions. The fraction word problems include proper fraction, improper fraction, and mixed numbers. Solve each word problem and scroll down each printable worksheet to verify your solutions using the answer key provided. Thumb through some of these word problem worksheets for free!

Represent and Simplify the Fractions: Type 1

Presented here are the fraction pdf worksheets based on real-life scenarios. Read the basic fraction word problems, write the correct fraction and reduce your answer to the simplest form.

Represent and Simplify the Fractions: Type 2

Before representing in fraction, children should perform addition or subtraction to solve these fraction word problems. Write your answer in the simplest form.

Adding Fractions Word Problems Worksheets

Conjure up a picture of how adding fractions plays a significant role in our day-to-day lives with the help of the real-life scenarios and circumstances presented as word problems here.

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Subtracting Fractions Word Problems Worksheets

Crank up your skills with this set of printable worksheets on subtracting fractions word problems presenting real-world situations that involve fraction subtraction!

Multiplying Fractions Word Problems Worksheets

This set of printables is for the ardently active children! Explore the application of fraction multiplication and mixed-number multiplication in the real world with this exhilarating practice set.

Fraction Division Word Problems Worksheets

Gift children a broad view of the real-life application of dividing fractions! Let them divide fractions by whole numbers, divide 2 fractions, divide mixed numbers, and solve the word problems here.

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## Fraction Word Problems Worksheets

The fraction word problems worksheet helps the students uncover fraction concepts and their usage in real-life situations. Fractions mean a part of the whole and they find their place everywhere making it an important topic to learn.

## Benefits of Fraction Word Problems Worksheets

These worksheets are thoughtfully curated for the students to put their knowledge of fractions into use. The benefit of fraction word problem worksheets is that the young minds get to explore the vastness of usage of fractions in mathematics and real life.

The students will learn a lot using their basic knowledge of addition subtraction multiplication and division in dealing with word problems including fractions, mixed fractions, and ratios.

## Download Fraction Word Problems Worksheet PDFs

These math worksheets are free to download and easy to proceed with, as the questions are arranged in increasing order of difficulty. The interactive and engaging question problems help the students explore a wide range of fraction usage and their applicability in real life scenarios.

## How to Solve 'Fraction of a Number' Word Problems

In the last lesson, you learned how to find the fraction of a number , which just means you multiplied a fraction and a whole number.

Take a look:

So 1/2 of 6 = 3 ✅

Let's solve real-world problems using this skill. 😁

Jane baked 24 chocolate chip cookies . She gave 1 / 3 of the cookies to her neighbor. How many cookies did she give to her neighbor?

We need to figure out 1 / 3 of 24 .

1 / 3 of 24 is the same as this:

24 × 1/3 = ?

1️⃣ First, multiply 24 by the numerator:

24 × 1 = 24

2️⃣ Then, divide the product we got by the denominator:

Now we know that she gave 8 cookies to her neighbor. 🍪 ✅

Of the 16 cookies that were left, Jane gave 3 / 4 to her parents , and she ate the rest . How many cookies did she give to her parents?

We need to figure out 3 / 4 of 16.

16 × 3/4 = ?

1️⃣ First, multiply 16 by the numerator:

16 × 3 = 48
48 ÷ 4 = 12

Jane gave 12 cookies to her parents. 🍪 ✅

Tip: If the math is easier, you can swap the steps. Divide first, then multiply.

16 ÷ 4 × 3 = 4 × 3 = 12

Great work!

## Final Example

Jerry bought a box of nails. It has 80 nails in it. He used 3 / 8 of the nails to repair his fence. How many nails did he use?

👉 We need to find 3 / 8 of 80 .

This is the same as:

80 × 3/8 = ?

1️⃣ First, multiply 80 by the numerator.

80 × 3 = 240

2️⃣ Divide this product by the denominator.

240 ÷ 8 = 30

So Jerry used 30 nails to repair his fence . 😎

80 × 3/8 = 30 ✅

Now, practice your problem-solving skills. 😺

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