# 3rd Grade - Analyze Problems

 Grade Level: 3rd Skill: Reasoning Topic: Analyze Problems Goal: Analyze problems by identifying relationships, distinguishing relevant from irrelevant information, sequencing and prioritizing information, and observing patterns. Skill Description: Mathematical Reasoning: analyzing problems, identifying relationships, finding patterns, prioritizing information The ability to read a word problem and pick a strategy to use to solve it.

### Sample Problems

 (1) Find a Pattern: Roman began drawing a cartoon strip. At the end of the first week, he'd drawn 1 strip. By the end of the second week, he'd drawn 2 strips. At the end of the third week, he had a total of 3 strips. If he continues drawing at this same rate, how many strips will he have at the end of the sixth week? (6/+1) (2) Use a Graph: Ten friends and family were asked if they like pizza. Nine people said, “yes,” and one said, “no.” Use a visual to show the results of the survey. (graphing) (3) Choose an Operation: Jenny is going to go skiing for the day. Her lift ticket costs \$30.00 and lunch costs \$10.00. How much money does Jenny need to have in her pocket? (choose an operation/ +/ \$40) (4) Make an Organized List: The cookie store sells four types of cookies: chocolate-chip (CC), coconut (C), peanut butter (PB) or sugar (S). You are going to buy two cookies. What are your options? (organized list) CCC CCPB CCS CPB PBS CS (5) Draw a Diagram: Your dad went on a walk with your baby sister pushing her wagon. They walked 6 blocks total in three days. 1 block the first day, two blocks the second day and how many on the third day? (3) (draw a diagram/picture)

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