Grade 3

Share the Headline Story with the class. Encourage students to create problems that can be solved using information from the story.

Bette has 8 coins that were all the same type of coin. She traded them for 4 coins but still had the same amount of money. What can you figure out about Bette’s trade?

- If she had 8 pennies, she could trade them for 1 nickel and 3 pennies.
- If she had 8 nickels, she could trade them for 4 dimes.
- If she had 8 dimes, she could trade them for 3 quarters and 1 nickel.

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