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3rd Grade Math Word Problems Worksheets

Word problems for third grade

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.

Addition word problems for third grade

Simple addition word problems

Column form addition word problems

Mixed add and subtract word problems

Subtraction word problems

Simple subtraction word problems

Subtraction in columns word problems

Multiplication word problems

Simple multiplication word problems

Multiples of 10

Multiplying in columns

More multiplication word problems

Mixed multiply & divide word problems

Division word problems

Simple division word problems

Long division word problems

Fraction word problems

Identifying and comparing fractions word problems

Adding and subtracting fractions word problems

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 tests the understanding mathematical concepts, as it forces students to analyze the situation rather than mechanically apply a solution.

Mixed word problems - mental math 

Mixed word problems - column math

Mixed word problems - simpler form  (shorter texts, no superfluous data)

Measurement word problems for grade 3

These word problems combine the 4 operations with real world units of length, time, volume and mass. There is no conversion of units.

Length word problems

Time word problems

Mass & weight word problems

Volume & capacity word problems.

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)

Sample Grade 3 Math Word Problems Worksheet

Sample Grade 3 Math Word Problems Worksheet

More word problem worksheets

Explore all of our math word problem worksheets, from kindergarten through grade 5.

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