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
Subtraction word problems
Multiplication word problems
Division word problems
Fraction 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 - 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.
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)