AROUND THE TOWN
This activity includes 67 word problems (one-step and multi-step). Most word problems align with 3rd-grade CCSS. Click on the thumbnail to see the list of standards.
Students will have so much fun going around the town and solving word problems. Each word problem is missing information. Students find the missing information on the 9 informational sheets for each location in town. Some word problems will tell students where to go in town. In other problems, students will need to figure out the location based on the information given in the word problem.
Around the Town is a great activity to use throughout the year for your students to review their math skills. It will also help your students prepare for standardized testing.
The answer key will help you decide on questions to assign for the lessons. For each word problem, the answer key provides the location of the missing information as well as the steps needed to solve the problem. The students should solve the word problems in random order. They will like the freedom to walk “around the town” deciding which location to go to next.
Included in this product: Minimal preparation is needed for this activity.
- 9 locations (buildings) and 9 informational sheets (one for each location) to display around the classroom. Materials come in color and black/white.
- Coffee Shop, Pet Shop, General Store, Gas Station, Ice Cream Shop, Police Station, Fire Station, Movie Theater, Candy Store
- 16 worksheets containing a total of 67 word problems
- An additional fun idea on how to keep your students motivated while solving the word problems.
- Answer Keys - For each word problem, the answer key provides the location of the missing information as well as the steps needed to solve the problem. The answer keys will help you plan your lessons.
- Suggestions on how to complete the activity with your class.
Here are some sample problems:
The owner of the Coffee Shop, Miss Bee, and the owner of the General Store, Mr. Wilson, are getting married. They want to have their reception at the Fire Station. To seat all the guests, they need a room with a perimeter of at least 42 meters. Will the fire hall be large enough for their wedding? (The students go to the Fire Station to find the dimensions of the fire hall.)
The Johnson family attended the Showing 1 movie on Friday. If 2 adults and 3 children attended the movie, what was the total cost of the tickets? What time did the movie start? (The students go to the Movie Theater to find the cost of the tickets and to read an analog clock for the movie time.)
George and Frank entered a jelly bean contest at the Candy Store. They had to guess how many jelly beans were in the small jar. George guessed 43 and Frank guessed 89. Which boy had the closest guess? (The students go to the Candy Store and read a picture graph to find the number of jelly beans.)
Maria and her friends are hungry for ice cream. They take 3 cars to the Ice Cream Shop. There are 2 people in each car. Each person will eat an ice cream sundae. How many total scoops will Maria and her friends eat at the Ice Cream Shop? (The students go to the Ice Cream Shop to find out how many scoops are in an ice cream sundae.)
I hope your students have fun going around the town.
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