# 3rd Grade Problem of The Day

**This is a day by day plan for 1 week of Problem of the Day work for students. This work can be completed individually, with a partner, or small group. Students should use taught Math skills in order to solve the problems. Students should also be able to explain/verbalize their thinking after completing the problems. Teachers can choose to collect and evaluate student responses. **

**Monday**

Lauren walks to school in 7 minutes. It takes
Melanie 3 times longer to walk to school. How long does it take Melanie to walk to school? Use the B.U.C.K Strategy(Box the task, Underline key words, Circle numbers, and Knock out what you don't need) to explain your answer.

Simon has been practicing for a band concert
for the past 3 days. The LEAST amount of time
he practiced one day was 16 minutes, and
the greatest amount of time he practiced was
28 minutes. What is a **reasonable** total amount
of time he practiced over the 3 days? Explain your thinking.

**Tuesday**

Julius collects baseball cards. He collected:
116 baseball cards in May, 125 baseball
cards in June, and 176 baseball cards in
July. Rounded to the nearest ten, how
many more cards were collected in July
than June? Use the B.U.C.K Strategy(Box the task, Underline key words, Circle numbers, and Knock out what you don't need) to explain your answer.

On Monday, Lana walked from her house 6
blocks to school, 5 blocks to the library, 2
blocks to the post office, and then took the
same path home. How many blocks did Lana
walk altogether?

**Wednesday**

Chris has 9 packs of toy cars in each bag.
Each pack has 10 cars. He has
5 bags. How many toy cars does Chris have
in all? Use the B.U.C.K Strategy(Box the task, Underline key words, Circle numbers, and Knock out what you don't need) to explain your answer.

There were 823 people attending a baseball
game after 37 people left.
How many people were at the game before
the people left?

**Thursday**

On Sunday, 456 people visited a zoo, 119
visited on Monday, and 239
visited on Tuesday. Rounded to the nearest
ten, how many more people
visited on Sunday than Tuesday? Use the B.U.C.K Strategy(Box the task, Underline key words, Circle numbers, and Knock out what you don't need) to explain your answer.

Miguel is having a pizza party. The weights of several pizzas stacked in boxes on a counter are shown in the chart.

Chart about Number of Pizzas in a Box and Total Weight

Which rule BEST describes a way to find the
total weight of a stack of pizzas?

A. Add 6 to the number of pizzas.

B. Add 18 to the number of pizzas.

C. Multiply the number of pizzas by 3.

D. Multiply the number of pizzas by 4.

**Friday**

A farmer planted 5 different types of
tomatoes. He planted 40 of each
type. How many tomato plants did the farmer
plant? Use the B.U.C.K Strategy(Box the task, Underline key words, Circle numbers, and Knock out what you don't need) to explain your answer.

Karl needed 32 ounces of water in a bucket to
mix fertilizer for his science project. He had an
8-ounce measuring cup. How many times did
he need to fill the 8-ounce measuring cup to
get 32 ounces in the bucket?