36 Weeks of Backwards Story Problems for 3rd Grade GOOGLE + PRINTABLE


One Time Purchase:

If you need more than 5 licenses, contact us for a bulk discount!

One Time Purchase:

Get kids thinking deeper about math by creating a story problem… backwards! Our 36 Weeks of Backwards Story Problems should take no longer than a few minutes each day, so they are easy to fit into your schedule while packing a powerful punch! The children are given an answer and need to come up with a problem that has their answer. Then, they will brainstorm who and what the problem is about, write the problem, and draw a picture.

Scroll down to the pink tabs to view the preview and a more detailed description of this listing.

This listing includes the printable AND Google Slides versions. Save even more by getting the All Grades Bundle!

Page count: 76 per format | File Type: PDF, Google Slides

One Time Purchase:
One Time Purchase:

— OR —

One Time Purchase:


These backwards story problems can be used as morning work, exit tickets, homework, no-prep warm-ups, enrichment, and more! This is also a great purchase for parents and homeschoolers who want to improve their children’s creative problem-solving skills from home.

Each backwards story problem contains 5 sections that can be completed each day throughout the week. However, you may choose to complete all five sections in one day if you prefer.

36 Backwards Story Problems including the following sections:

  • Write down as many equations as they can think of that equal the answer given
  • Brainstorm some topic ideas for their problem including WHO and WHAT
  • Write the Problem using an equation from the Monday section of the backwards story problem as well as a WHO and WHAT from the Tuesday section
  • Write a Short Story that incorporates their story problem
  • Illustrate their short story

WANT THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK? Grab all six grade levels worth of Backwards Story Problems! You save BIG TIME by grabbing the bundle!


Have any questions? Click the pink button in the corner to send us a message, or email us at hello@wifeteachermommy.com.

Earning Points

I love rewarding my customers! I have created a points system to give you discounts towards future purchases. You can earn points in the following ways:

  • 10 points for initial purchase
  • 1 point per dollar spent
  • 10 points for leaving each review on your purchased products

This means that you will automatically get 5% back towards future purchases in the shop, plus even more for leaving a review!

Notice: Points system is subject to change at any time.

Ask a Question

Have a question about this resource? Fill out the form below and I’ll email you back as soon as I can! I am always happy to answer your questions.


View the preview for the printable version of this resource below:


View the preview for the Google Slides version of this resource below:

Become a Wife Teacher Mommy Club member for just $29.99/month and gain instant access to our entire library of resources AND access to our member-exclusive resources. Learn more about the Club here!

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Jharon McVey

I LOVE this! I have been thinking of ways to bring more writing into my math blocks and this did the trick! Thanks so much!


This site uses cookies.  Read our privacy policy to find out more.