# 3rd Grade - Be Able To Solve Similar Problems

 Grade Level: 3rd Skill: Reasoning Topic: Be Able to Solve Similar Problems Goal: Note the method of deriving the solution and demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the derivation by solving similar problems. Skill Description: Mathematical Reasoning: problem solving The ability to think one’s way through a word problem, even if it requires more than one step, perform the correct mathematical operations and be able to explain to others how the problem was solved. Also, the ability to solve similar problems, thus proving that the student understands the mathematical principles involved rather than just memorizing the solution to a single, unique problem.

### Sample Problems

 (1) What does multi-step mean? (more than one step) (2) If your mom makes a batch of a dozen cookies and she sells half at the school bake sale. She gives 5 to the children helping at the bake sale and eats one herself. How many are left? (none) (3) If a dolphin can jump 6 meters into the air and you can jump 2 feet, who can jump higher? (the dolphin) (4) The baby used 6 cloth diapers a day and the family only did the wash every three days. How many diapers are there to wash? (24 diapers) If wash day is missed and a week goes by, how many diapers will there be? (42 diapers) (5) There are 16 M&Ms in each cookie and we divided the cookie into four parts. About how many M&Ms are in ¼ of the cookie? (4 M&Ms) How many M&Ms are in 2 dozen cookies? (384)

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