Daily Problem Solving for 3rd Grade - Yearlong Printable Word Problem Practice (Nearly 300 word problems in all!)
Problem solving one of the most challenging skills we teach in math. Research shows the best way to build these skills is through short, purposeful daily practice with both single- and multi-step word problems. These themed math story problems are provided in a paper-saving print format.
Designed to take less than 15 minutes per day - including giving students time to solve, discuss, and review - each month's problems include single-step, multi-step, and word problems with extra information. This helps build students' capacity for critical thinking and mathematical problem-solving skills.
The problems increase in complexity across the months. This is purposefully done to help prepare students for the types of problems they may see on state tests and in 4th grade.
• Daily Problem Solving Teacher's Guide
• 59 total weeks of themed word problems (nearly 300 word problems!)
• Answer keys
Please note: This bundle includes American measurement and money units.
Word Problem Themes:
Each week includes a fun fact and the word problems are themed to align with monthly holidays, special events, and kid-friendly topics. Here are the monthly themes:
✔January: New Year, Water, MLK, Soup, and Travel
✔ February: Groundhogs, Valentines, Breakfast, and Spring Holidays
✔ March: Reading, Pi Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, and Space
✔ April: High Fives, Frogs, Library Week, Earth Day, and Baseball
✔ May: Video Games, Mother's Day, Bicycles, Summer Safety, and Barbecue
✔ June: Vacation, Flags, Father's Day, Water Sports, and Beaches
✔ July: Fireworks, Ice Cream, Amusement Parks, and Fish
✔ August: Frisbees, Olympics, Watermelon, Summer Vacation, and Crickets
✔ September: Football, Grandparents Day, U.S Consitution, Autumn, and Apples
✔ October: Cookies, Fire Safety, US Presidents, Pumpkins, and Halloween
✔ November: Football, Veterans Day, Turkeys, Thanksgiving, and Exploration
✔ December: Snow, Travel, Winter, Winter Holidays, and Chocolate
Ways to Use the Problems:
• Daily warm-ups or math center
• Whole or small group math instruction
• Independent enrichment or challenge problems for early finishers
• Test prep
Benefits of a Problem of the Day format:
❑ Daily practice builds routine and structure for practice
❑ Less overwhelming to reluctant or struggling learners
❑ Helps identify students who may need additional support
❑ Encourages discussion about skills & strategies
Total Pages: 200
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