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Posted by on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 5:57pm.

There are 25 students in Mrs. Roberts 3rd grade class. There are 9 more boys than girls in the class. How many boys and girls are in Mrs. Robert's class?

How can I explain this to my 8yr old in 3rd grade? I've got myself so confused in the process of trying to figure it out that I'm now lost as well.

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 6:02pm

    Boys and girls=25
    but boys is girls+9

    so girls+9+girls=25
    twice girls+9=25
    twice girls=16
    girls=8
    boys=nine plus eight

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 6:08pm

    Ahhh, this would be so easy with algebra as was shown by Ms Sue and Shelley, but I guess we can't use algebra for a grade 3

    How about making two columns where the two numbers add up to 25 until we see a difference of 9

    e.g.

    10 15 ----> difference is 5
    9 16 ----> difference is 7
    8 17 ----> difference is 9 , YEaaahh!

  • 3rd Grade reading - , Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8:00pm

    5x5=25

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:27pm

    I don't understand?

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:40pm

    Suppose the teacher says to the class:

    "We're going to play a game and to play it we must have exactly the same number of boys as we have girls. So 9 of you boys will have to go to another room while we play this game."

    So 9 boys get up and leave the room. That leaves 25-9 or 16 students in the room, 8 girls and 8 boys. Then after the game is over the 9 boys return. Now there are 8 girls and 8+9 or 17 boys.

    Edwin

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:20pm

    20 tiles in 5 rows

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 10:01pm

    solve a simpler problem

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 5:48pm

    You can tell her to subtract. Enjoy

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7:55pm

    get out 25 blocks then pull 9

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:41pm

    title is class collection data week 1

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:46pm

    Use structure what property of addition is showmen in the following number sentence ?explain.7+(3+5)=(7+3)+5

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 3:19pm

    Use Trial and error

    5+14=19. No

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:23pm

    Its too hard

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:21am

    Start with the idea that some of the students can be paired (boy/girl, boy/girl, boy/girl...

    Then ask what (or who) will be left over after the pairing.... 9 boys. So have the child set the 9 boys apart... so instead of pairing 25 students we'll pair....be sure to ask the question rather than just tell... Most 8yr-olds will be able to figure out the equation required is 25-9=16. Help only as needed.

    Now we have 16 students that we are going to pair boy/girl, boy/girl... How many pairs. So, with only what prompting is needed, that's how many girls? How many boys? May need a reminder about the 9 set aside before.

    Students adds the 8 paired boys with the 9 stag boys = 17. 8 girls. Double check that the boys + girls adds up to the 25...

    Yeah! Math isn't so terrible after all.

    :D

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Monday, March 30, 2015 at 4:53pm

    25-9=16 boys. the rest are girls

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 5:38pm

    there are 16 girls

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 1:47pm

    students=25
    boys=25-9=16
    boys & girls=16
    girls=16 divided 2=8
    boys=8+9=17
    girls=8
    make sure your answer is correct:17+8=25

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Monday, November 2, 2015 at 8:07pm

    15

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:51pm

    how many apples can you dived by 60
    in 10 mients

  • 3rd Grade Science - , Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 12:37pm

    30

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:29pm

    Just explain how to use X for him.

  • 3rd Grade Math - , Monday, June 27, 2016 at 4:00pm

    16

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