An example of a third grade word problem is, "Albert brought 40 cookies to school for his birthday. He gave a cookie to all 19 students in Miss Nelson's class and a cookie to all 15 students in Mr. Johnson's class. How many cookies were left?"
Third grade students learn to solve two step word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Another example is, "Julia wants to buy a soccer ball that costs $5, a game that costs $18 and a bracelet that costs $7. She has saved $3 from her allowance, and her aunt gave her $9. How much more money does Julia need to buy the ball, the game and the bracelet?"