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

**Come On Sense Math!****3rd Grade Math Surgery ****Based on 2023 Most Difficult Questions & State Results**** New Item Type, Constructed, & Multiple Choice Responses**

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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.****(Two correct answers are possible.)****Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #26 TEKS 3.2.5.C Drag and Drop R.C. 2 Supporting Statewide Average 39%****Extension: In the next game, the Scorpions scored twice as many points as they did in the game against the Dragons. ****How many points did the Scorpions score in that game? _________ points****17 The teacher had 96 fluid ounces of milk left in a container to give to the students in her class. ****She gave 8 fluid ounces of milk to each student. ****She gave all of the milk she had left to the students. ****Which equation can be used to find the total number of students the teacher’s class?****Similar to 2023 3rd Grade Math Question #27 TEKS 3.2.4.J Multiple Choice R.C. 2 Supporting Statewide Average 49%****Extension: How many pints are there in 8 cups? _____ pints**