Choosing the Operation: Word Problems IV

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The word problems in this printable math worksheet allow students to apply the arithmetic skills they have practiced to real-life situations involving money. They must decide whether it is appropriate to add, multiply, subtract, or divide to complete the exercises.

This worksheet includes several FutureFit Extension Activities that highlight 21st Century skills like critical thinking, service mentality, and creativity. These FutureFit Extension Activities are designed to reinforce the concepts included in the worksheet activity while integrating real-world skills. They can be used as in-class independent practice or group activities, or assigned for take-home or independent work.

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(10-15 minutes, coins, a die, paper bags, Coin Gameboard printable):
Divide into groups of 2-3. Give each group a bag with a few of each coin, and a die. Students should roll the die and take the corresponding number of coins out of the bag without looking. Then, the student counts the coins and records the number on the Coin Gameboard worksheet. The student with the most coins at the end of the game is the winner.

Get Real

(5-10 minutes, Going Shopping printable):
Cut the Going Shopping printable apart and pass one square to each student. Tell the students that they must find their “match” and sit down as fast as they can…students race to find the coins that match the items being sold.

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Third Grade Math Made Easy
Third Grade Math Made Easy

These workbooks have been compiled and tested by a team of math experts to increase your child's confidence, enjoyment, and success at school. Third Grade Math Made Easy provides practice at all the major topics for Grade 3 with emphasis on basic multiplication and division facts. It includes a review of Grade 2 topics, a preview of topics in Grade 4, and Times Tables practice. Learn how the workbook correlates to the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.

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