3rd Grade

Welcome to the Math Salamanders 3rd Grade Math Puzzle Worksheets.

Here you will find our range of 3rd Grade Math Brain Teasers and Puzzles
which will help your child apply and practice their Math skills to solve a range of challenges and number problems.

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Using puzzles is a great way to learn Math facts and develop
mental calculation and thinking skills in a fun and easy way.

Most children are much more engaged and motivated solving puzzles
than working out pages of traditional math facts.

Using these math puzzles below will help your child to develop their Math fact skills
as well as their strategic thinking and reasoning.

There are different versions of each puzzle from 1st to 5th grade,
so it is easy to find an easier or harder version of the same puzzle.

Each puzzle comes complete with answers.

3rd Grade Math Challenges and Puzzles

Here you will find a range of challenges and puzzles to develop your child's math skills and number facts in a fun way.

These math puzzle worksheets have been designed to support the 3rd grade skills of adding, subtracting and multiplying.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- learn and practice their addition facts to 100;
- practice adding multiples of 10;
- practice their subtraction facts to 100;
- practice multiplication and division facts;
- develop problem solving skills and reasoning.

Math Puzzle Worksheets 3rd Grade

Salamander Line-Up

Salamander Line-up involves placing salamanders on a square grid so that no salamander is in the same row or column as another salamander.

It is a good puzzle for developing logical and reasoning skills.

Captain's Square Puzzle

Captain's Square puzzle involves being given the totals of rows and columns made up of different salamanders, and having to work out the value of each individiual salamander.

It is a good pre-algebra activity where children need to use their reasoning skills to find the value of each salamander.

Newton's Crosses Puzzle

Newton's crosses puzzle is a challenge which involves placing numbers in the correct place to get the same total in each row and column in the cross.

It is a good activity for practicing addition facts.

Quadra's Square Puzzle

Quadra's Square Puzzle is a puzzle which involves placing digits in the correct places so that each row and column adds up to the same number.

It is a good activity to use for practicing adding, and also to develop perseverance and reasoning.

Magic Square Puzzle

Magic Square Puzzle is a puzzle which involves placing digits in the correct places so that each row, column and diagonal adds up to the same number.

It is a good activity to use for practicing adding, and also to develop perseverance and reasoning.

Sally's Hexagon Puzzle

Sally's hexagon number puzzle is a challenge which involve accurate adding of two numbers together, and also working out the difference between two numbers.

Each number in the hexagon pyramid is made by adding up the 2 numbers below it.

Arithmogon Triangle Puzzle

The Arithmogon triangle puzzle is a math puzzle to help develop adding and subtracting numbers and is also useful for developing logical thinking and pre-algebra skills at a higher level.

The numbers in the two circles are added together to give the number in the linking rectangle.

Puzzle 3b is a harder puzzle for more able mathematicians.

Newton's Number Track Puzzle

Newton's number track puzzle is a math puzzle to help develop adding and subtracting of a range of whole numbers.

Each number in the number track is made by adding the 2 previous numbers together.

The last activity on the sheet is good for developing trial and improvement strategies.

Quadra's Operation Puzzle

Quadra's operation puzzle involves choosing the correct operations to make the math fact correct.

It is a good activity for developing adding, subtracting and multiplication skills, and getting children to experiment with numbers and develop a number sense.

Tree Adding Puzzle

This adding puzzle involves using addition (and also subtraction facts) to work out the missing numbers on the trees.

Make 50 Puzzle

Number Grid Challenge: Target 50 Puzzle

The aim of this grid puzzle is for you to find a path through the grid with a total of 50. Choose your path carefully!

The maze involves adding a series of 6 to 7 numbers (with values up to 14) together to try to get a total of 50.

Number Maze Target 50 Puzzle

The aim of this puzzle is for you to finish the maze with a total of 50. Choose your path carefully!

The maze involves adding, subtracting, multiplying and simple division.

Total Difference Puzzles

These puzzles are designed to test your thinking skills, as well as you addition and subtraction!

There are a set of 3 puzzles, of varying difficulty, with the easiest one coming first.

On some puzzles, the two numbers are given, and the total and difference need to be calculated.

On the harder puzzles, only one of the numbers and the total is given, and the other number and difference need to be calculated.

The hardest puzzles involve working out the two numbers, given only their total and difference.

Total Product Puzzles

These puzzles are designed to test your thinking skills, as well as you addition and multiplication!

There are a set of 3 puzzles, of varying difficulty, with the easiest one coming first.

On some puzzles, the two numbers are given, and the total and product need to be calculated.

On the harder puzzles, only one of the numbers and the total (or product) is given, and the other number and product (or total) need to be calculated.

The hardest puzzles involve working out the two numbers, given only their total and product.

Looking for an easier puzzle...?

If these Math Puzzle worksheets are not at the right level for you, try some of our easier 2nd grade math puzzles.

Looking for a harder puzzle...?

If these Math Puzzle worksheets are not at the right level for you, try some of our harder 4th grade math puzzles.

More Recommended Math Worksheets

Take a look at some more of our worksheets similar to these.

Number Fill in Puzzles

It's great when kids have fun and are learning math skills without really thinking about it. These number fill in puzzles are a great way to develop thinking skills and getting kids to check all the possibilities.

Number Search Puzzles

Number Search Puzzles are a great way to get children looking for numbers and developing number recognition skills.

They are also a good resource for developing short term number memory skills, and can be a good way to take the fear out of large numbers.

We have a range of different number search puzzles - from easier puzzles to trickier ones to work out.

With the easier puzzles, the numbers only go horizontally (left to right) or vertically downwards.

The numbers get progressively larger on the trickier puzzles, and the grids get larger.

Third Grade Math Games

Here you will find a range of free printable Third Grade Math games. All children like to play Math games, and you will find a good range of 3rd Grade Math Games here for your child to play and enjoy.

The following games involve different Third Grade Math activities which you and your child can enjoy together.

All the free Third Grade Math sheets in this section are informed by the Elementary Math Benchmarks for Third Grade.

3rd Grade Math Word Problems

Here are a range of problems solving sheets for 3rd graders. Most of the sheets contain 'real-life' problems which involve real data.

Using the sheets will help your child to:

- apply their addition, subtraction, and multiplication skills;
- develop their knowledge of fractions;
- apply their knowledge of rounding and place value;
- solve a range of 'real life' problems.

All the 3rd grade sheets in this section support Elementary math benchmarks.

Math Riddles

Here is our collection of free math riddles from 1st grade to 5th grade.

You will find a range of number riddles which will help your child to develop their place value skills, as well as developing their problem solving and reasoning.

The riddles are also useful for developing understanding of mathematical language.

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