MAP 3rd Grade Math : Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for MAP 3rd Grade Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Operations And Algebraic Thinking

What is the pattern for the numbers in the X column to the numbers in the Y column? 

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Possible Answers:

Multiply 

Add 

Multiply 

Add 

Correct answer:

Multiply 

Explanation:

The question is asking what do we do to the value is the X column to get the value in the Y column. If we look at each value, we should see that each X value is multiplied by  to get the Y value. 

To find the rule, you may have to do some trial and error. The most important thing to remember is, once you think you have the rule, make sure to test the rule with all of the X values. 

Example Question #2 : Operations And Algebraic Thinking

What is the pattern for the numbers in the X column to the numbers in the Y column? 

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Possible Answers:

Add 

Multiply 

Add 

Add 

Correct answer:

Add 

Explanation:

The question is asking what do we do to the value is the X column to get the value in the Y column. If we look at each value, we should see that  is added to each X value to get the Y value. 

To find the rule, you may have to do some trial and error. The most important thing to remember is, once you think you have the rule, make sure to test the rule with all of the X values. 

Example Question #3 : Operations And Algebraic Thinking

Jessica has been collecting beads all summer. She started with  beads and by the end of the summer she was able to add  more beads to her collection.  On the first day of school she wants to evenly split the beads up amongst her  friends.  How many beads will each friend get? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this problem, we first have to find our unknowns. Our unknowns are the number of beads she will have by the end of the summer and the number of beads each of her friends will receive. We can set up equations for these unknowns by letting  represent the beads that she has at the end of the summer and  represent the number of beads each of her friends will receive. 

  because she gets  more beads by the end of the summer.

 because she is splitting up her total amount of beads between  friends. When you split something up evenly you divide.  

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