 # 3rd Grade Math Surgery Based on the 2023 Most Difficult Test Questions

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Based on 2023 Most Difficult Questions & State Results
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1 A total of 35 sodas were placed in 7 ice chests, and an equal number of the sodas were inside each ice chest.
Which model can be used to find the number of sodas inside each ice chest?
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #4 TEKS 3.2.5.B Multiple Choice R.C. 2 Readiness Statewide Average 40%
Extension: Draw a different model that would represent a total of 35 sodas being placed inside 5 ice chests with an equal number of sodas inside each ice chest.

2 What are some benefits of opening and putting money in a savings account? Select TWO correct answers.
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #5 TEKS 3.4.9E Multi-Select R.C. 4 Supporting Statewide Average 38%
Extension: Text Entry (sentence) What is another reason a person might open a savings account at a bank?

3 Jorge is buying 5 liters of liquid. Which of the following is most likely what Jorge is going to purchase?
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #6 TEKS 3.3.7.E Multiple Choice R.C. 3 Supporting Statewide Average 28%
Extension: Which of the items above would be sold in a 50 milliliter bottle?
Circle One: perfume, water, soda, engine oil

4 A carnival game had at total of 320 stuffed animals. During the day several of the stuffed animals were given away. By sunset 190 of the stuffed animals were left over.  Which answer choice best represents one way to find the number of stuffed animals that were given away by sunset?
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #7 TEKS 3.2.5.A Multiple Choice R.C. 2 Readiness Statewide Average 31%
Extension: If the carnival game gave away 100 more stuffed animals AFTER sunset, how many total stuffed animals would have been given away the entire day? Text entry: number and word(s) ______________________

5 Joe was wrapping several large Christmas presents for members of his family. The table shows the number of feet of wrapping paper Joe used for each family member. Joe had 32 feet of wrapping paper left over after he was done wrapping all 4 presents for his family. How many feet of wrapping paper did Joe start with?
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #9 TEKS 3.2.4.A Multiple Choice R.C. 2 Readiness Statewide Average 29%
Extension: How many feet of wrapping paper would be left if Joe decided to wrap a 5th present for one of his friends using 15 additional feet of wrapping paper? Text entry: number and word/phrase ___________________

6 Which statement about the sum of 488 and 2 is true?
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #10 TEKS 3.1.4.I Multiple Choice R.C. 1 Supporting Statewide Average 50%
Extension: Change one or more words of one of the false statements to make it a complete sentence that is true about the sum of 488 and 2.

7 Jeffery uses two regular cube shaped dice to randomly roll numbers between 2 and 12. The results are shown in the dot plot below. Which list of numbers represents Jeffery’s results?
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #11 TEKS 3.4.8.A Multiple Choice R.C. 4 Readiness Statewide Average 44%
Extension: Part One: Why are a total of zero or one impossible in Jeffery’s list of results? Answer the question in a complete sentence. Part Two: What are three ways that Jeffery can roll a total of seven using his dice?

8 Which list contains only numbers that belong between & including 4,284 and 5,008 on a number line?
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #13 TEKS 3.1.2.D Multiple Choice R.C. 1 Readiness Statewide Average 42%
Extension: Text Entry - Numbers What are three numbers with a 0 in the hundreds place that are between & including 4,284 and 5,008 on a number line?
(There are more than three and less than ten possible numbers that would be correct.)

9  Walter has 9 cases to hold his marble collection. Each case can hold 8 marbles. Walter has 25 total marbles in his cases so far. What is the greatest number of marbles that Walter can add to his cases?
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #15 TEKS 3.2.4.K Multiple Choice R.C. 2 Readiness Statewide Average 28%
Extension: If Walter is not able to get any more marbles, how many cases have at least one marble? Text Entry

10 Jessica draws 12 shapes, as shown. How many of the shapes are polygons that have more sides than a square?  Enter your answer in the space provided.
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #16 TEKS 3.3.6.A Equation Editor R.C. 3 Readiness Statewide Average 25%
Extension: How many shapes are polygons that have fours sides or less?

11 Point B on the number line represents equivalent fractions. What is true about point B? (two point value)  Complete the sentences by selecting the correct answers from the drop-down menus.
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #18 TEKS 3.1.3.G Inline Choice R.C. 1 Supporting Statewide Average 28%
Extension: What fraction can represent the distance from point B to the 1 on the number line?

12 A bowling alley named Spares & Strikes has several racks to hold bowling balls for its customers. The table below shows the relationship between the number of racks and the total number of bowling balls at Spares & Strikes. (two point value)
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #19 TEKS 3.2.5.E Inline Choice R.C. 2 Readiness Statewide Average 49%
Extension: How many total bowling balls would Spares and Strikes have if there was a total of 20 bowling ball racks?

13  Thomas glued some gold yarn around the border of a rectangular picture frame of his family. The perimeter of the picture frame is 36 inches. The length of the frame is 12 inches. What is the width of the frame in inches?
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #21 TEKS 3.3.7.B Multiple Choice R.C. 3 Readiness Statewide Average 27%
Extension: What is the area in square inches of the picture frame? ____ square inches

14  Meredith has four circles that are the same size. She divided and shaded the first circle to represent 3/4.  Meredith will correctly divide and shade the other circles to represent fractions LESS than 3/4 . Which answer choice is
NOT a way Meredith could divide and shade a fraction less than 3/4 ?
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #23 TEKS 3.1.3.H Multiple Choice R.C. 2 Readiness Statewide Average 36%
Extension: Which two letter choices above represent fractions equal to 1/2 ?

15 Two friends were swimming laps in a pool that was 50 feet in length. The first friend swam 150 feet. The second friend swam 50 feet more than the first friend. Which strip diagram can be used to find the total number of feet that both friends swam?
Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #24 TEKS 3.2.5.A Multiple Choice R.C. 2 Readiness Statewide Average 8%
Extension: Part A - What is the total distance that both friends swam in feet? ______ feet Part B - If a 3rd friend swam 100 feet further than the 2nd friend, what would be the total distance that friend swam in feet? _____ feet

16  The Dragons scored 12 points in a football game. The expression below shows the number of points scored by the Scorpions. 12 + 14 Complete the statement to compare the number of points scored by the Dragons and Scorpions.  Write the correct word or phrase inside each box. Not all words and phrases will be used.