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Selecting the Best Mathematical Operation (Grade 3)

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Selecting the Best Mathematical Operation

1. 
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are known as                used in math to calculate answers.
  1. strategies
  2. operations
  3. factors
  4. products
2. 
Which operation should be used to solve the problem?

Ms. Brown has 18 students in her class. She splits them into 6 equal groups. How many students does she have per group?
  1. Addition
  2. Subtraction
  3. Multiplication
  4. Division
3. 
To check your answer to a division equation, you should perform which operation?
  1. subtraction
  2. addition
  3. multiplication
  4. repeated addition
4. 
Which operation should be used to solve the problem?

Evander loved frogs. He had many frog collections in his room. He put them all into separate piles and counted how many were in each pile. He had a pile of 5, a pile of 20, a pile of 13, a pile of 18, and a pile of 27. How many frogs does he have in total?
  1. Addition
  2. Subtraction
  3. Multiplication
  4. Division
5. 
Tammy made 10 friendship rings to share equally among 5 of her friends. How can she find how many rings to give each friend?
  1. Divide the number of rings by 5
  2. Add the number of rings 5 times
  3. Subtract the number of rings from 5
  4. Multiply the number of rings by 5
6. 
If Murray had 17 carrot sticks, and ate 16 of them, how many carrot sticks does he have left? Which operation should be used to solve the problem?
  1. Addition
  2. Subtraction
  3. Multiplication
  4. Division
7. 
Which operation should be used to solve the problem?

There are 20 students in Mr. Adam's class. Each student has 5 dollars. How much money is there in all?
  1. Addition
  2. Subtraction
  3. Multiplication
  4. Division
8. 
Which operation should be used to solve the following problem?

Miss Lindberg traveled 2103 miles. Ms. Torres traveled 2345 miles. How much farther did Ms. Torres travel than Ms. Lindberg?
  1. Addition
  2. Subtraction
  3. Multiplication
  4. Division
9. 
Which operation would be used to solve the problem?

If Jonathan has four candy bars, Rudy has three candy bars, and Duncan has 26 candy bars, how many candy bars do they have altogether?
  1. Addition
  2. Subtraction
  3. Multiplication
  4. Division
10. 
Which operation should be used to solve the following problem?

If Gary's ruler is 12 inches, and Perla's ruler is 36 inches, what is the length difference between the two rulers?
  1. Addition
  2. Subtraction
  3. Multiplication
  4. Division
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