Sample Grade Three Math Stories - Lesson One Worksheet

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Math Stories - Lesson 1

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 1 Emma initially bid \$4.00 for a lamp, but he had to raise his bid to \$7.00 to win the lamp. He also won bids for the following items: a table for \$18.00, a chair for \$17.00, and a desk for \$34.00. How much money did Ethan spend at the auction?
 2 We had to rush out the door to get to the movie on time. We went to see a drama about someone who becomes a young doctor. The movie started at 6:18 p.m. and ended at 8:05 p.m. How long was the movie?
 3 As Olivia was eating her sandwich, she looked out the window at all the people who walked by the cafeteria. She saw twenty-four adult men, thirty-three adult women, thirteen small boys, and twenty-five small girls. How many people did she see in all?
 4 The lock on the chest was very rusty, but we knew we should be able to get it open. Benjamin and I worked with a hammer and a screwdriver for a long time. Finally the lock fell away and we opened the chest. Inside were seven boxes of letters. There were nine letters in each box. We had a lot of work to do to find the letter with the treasure map in it! How many letters were in the chest?
 5 We were late getting home from school, so we had to rush to get ready for the party. Victoria had a hard time because she was wearing a cast on her broken arm. Finally we were ready to go at 4:10 p.m. The party started at 5:42 p.m. How much time did we have to get to the party?
 6 The company fired Jessica for coming in late all the time. She was 1 hour and 20 minutes late on Monday, 19 minutes late on Tuesday, 27 minutes late on Wednesday, 7 minutes late on Thursday, and 1 hour and 20 minutes late on Friday. How much time did Jessica waste that week by being late?