Grade 3 word problem worksheets
We've created a wide selection of printable math word problem worksheets for grade 3 students. Math word problems help deepen a student's understanding of mathematical concepts by relating mathematics to everyday life.
These worksheets are best attempted after a student has studied the underlying skill; for example, our 'addition in columns" word problem worksheets should not be attempted until students are comfortable with addition in columns.
In many of our word problems we intentionally include superfluous data, so that students need to read and think about the questions carefully, rather than simply applying a computation pattern to solve the problems.
These word problems worksheets include simple addition, addition in columns and mixed addition and subtraction word problems.
These third grade subtraction word problem worksheets cover simple subtraction and column form subtraction.
These multiplication word problem worksheets cover simple multiplication, multiplication by multiples of 10 and multiplication in columns as well as some mixed multiplication and division. Students should be proficient at multiplication in columns before attempting the more difficult problems.
These worksheets include both simple division and long division word problems. Long division questions are relatively simple (numbers 1-100) with answers expressed with remainders.
These word problems include identifying fractions and adding and subtracting fractions.
Mixed 3rd grade word problems
The following worksheets contain a mix of grade 3 addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems. Mixing math word problems is the ultimate test of understanding mathematical concepts, as it forces students to analyze the situation rather than mechanically apply a solution.
Simple computations that can be done mentally.
More challenging computations, typically 2 or 3 digit numbers.
These problems have shorter texts and no superfluous data, so the principal challenge is to choose which of the 4 basic operations to use.
Measurement word problems for grade 3
These word problems combine the 4 operations with real world units of length, time, volume and mass.
Length and height word problems in inches, feet, centimeters and meters. No conversions of units.
Time & elapsed time word problems; intervals to the nearest minute. Conversion of hours to/from minutes.
Mass and weights in ounces, pounds, grams and kilograms. No conversion of units.
Volume and capacity in fluid ounces, cups, gallons, milliliters and liters. No conversion of units.
Word problems with variables
These grade 3 word problems introduce students to using variables ("x, y, etc.") to represent unknowns. The problems are relatively simple, but emphasize the use of variables and the writing of equations.
Word problems with variables (variable is chosen for the student)
Writing variables to solve word problems (student chooses the variable)