# 3rd Grade FCAT Practice Test

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This is a practice test for 3rd grade FCAT math. This test was administered to students in 2006.

• 1.

### Carl created fancy eggs for the rulers of Russia. A museum plans to show some of his eggs. The eggs will be shown in a glass case. Each case will hold 3 eggs. If 27 eggs are to be shown, how many glass cases are needed?

• A.

3

• B.

9

• C.

27

• D.

30

B. 9
Explanation
In this question, notice it says that there are 27 eggs and each case will hold 3 eggs. This is all the information we need to find out how many glass cases are needed. The simplest thing to do is divide 27 by 3, or 27 ÷ 3 = 9.

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• 2.

### An artist is making a pattern with tiles. The instructions ask for a tile with right angles. Which tile appears to have right angles?

B.
Explanation
Remember that 90 degree angles are always straight, never curved. Look at your paper for an example of a shape with right angles if you can't remember!

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• 3.

### The chart shows the average daily temperature in Key West, Florida, for four month of the year Based on the information in the chart, which month has the second lowest average daily temperature.

• A.

January

• B.

October

• C.

November

• D.

December

D. December
Explanation
Pay attention to what the question asks. Always answer the question, and read carefully. The question calls for the second lowest average daily temperature. January has the lowest temperature, so it can't be that. The second lowest is December, which is what our answer is.
Remember to read the question twice if you have to!

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• 4.

### Jaime's plane arrived at 5 p.m. The plan was 3 hours late. What time should the plane have arrived?

• A.

2 p.m.

• B.

3 p.m.

• C.

5 p.m.

• D.

8 p.m.

A. 2 p.m.
Explanation
Notice the keys words in this problem. The plane arrived at 5 p.m., but it was 3 hours late. This means in order to find when the plane should have arrived we simply subtract. Time the plane arrived - how many hours it was late = time the plane should have arrived. 5 - 3 = 2

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• 5.

### Third grade students made maps of Main Street. They used symbols for each office building, park, and house. Which equation below could be used to find out how many more office buildings there are than parks?

• A.

3 + 1 = ͏

• B.

4 - 3 = ͏

• C.

3 - 1 = ͏

• D.

1 + 4 = ͏

C. 3 - 1 = ͏
Explanation
The equation 3 - 1 = can be used to find out how many more office buildings there are than parks. By subtracting the number of parks (1) from the number of office buildings (3), we can determine the difference between the two.

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• 6.

### Denver, Colorado, is called the Mile High City because it is about 5,280 feet above sea level. Which digit is in the hundreds place?

• A.

0

• B.

2

• C.

5

• D.

8

B. 2
Explanation
Denver, Colorado, is called the Mile High City because it is about 5,280 feet above sea level. The question is asking for the digit in the hundreds place, which means the digit that represents the number of hundreds in 5,280. The digit 2 is in the hundreds place because it represents 200 in the number 5,280.

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• 7.

### The shaded rectangle on the grid below shows the size of a sandbox in the city park. What is the area of the sandbox?

• A.

11 square feet

• B.

22 square feet

• C.

28 square feet

• D.

56 square feet

C. 28 square feet
• 8.

### Elizabeth counted the number of fish in 2 aquariums at the zoo. There were 13 fish in the first and 31 fish in the second. How many fish were in the 2 aquariums?

• A.

18

• B.

44

• C.

46

• D.

48

B. 44
Explanation
Elizabeth counted the number of fish in two aquariums at the zoo. In the first aquarium, there were 13 fish, and in the second aquarium, there were 31 fish. To find the total number of fish in both aquariums, we add the number of fish in each aquarium together. So, 13 + 31 equals 44. Therefore, the correct answer is 44, which represents the total number of fish in the two aquariums.

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• 9.

### Samantha has a goldfish that she keeps in a glass bowl. Which unit of measure should Samantha use to find the weight of her goldfish

• A.

Cup

• B.

Inch

• C.

Ounce

• D.

Ton

C. Ounce
Explanation
Samantha should use the unit of measure "ounce" to find the weight of her goldfish. Ounce is a commonly used unit for measuring the weight of small objects, including pets like goldfish. It is a more appropriate unit for measuring the weight of a goldfish than cup, inch, or ton, which are typically used for measuring volume, length, and larger weights respectively.

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• 10.

### A school principal bought 10 fish tanks for all 5 third grade classes to share equally, Which number sentence below could be used to find the number of fish tanks each class received?

• A.

10 + 5 =

• B.

10 - 5 =

• C.

10 x 5 =

• D.

10 ÷ 5 = 

D. 10 ÷ 5 = 
Explanation
The number sentence 10 ÷ 5 can be used to find the number of fish tanks each class received.

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• 11.

### A photographer came to take student pictures. There was a choice of five different picture packages. The chart below shows how the number of wallet-sized pictures increases from package to package. If the increase is the same from one package to the next, how many wallet-sized pictures should be in Package C?

• A.

18

• B.

20

• C.

22

• D.

24

D. 24
Explanation
The chart shows that the number of wallet-sized pictures increases by 2 from one package to the next. Therefore, if the increase is the same, Package C should have 24 wallet-sized pictures.

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• 12.

### Mr. Thomison made a chart of the number of students who have jobs during group activities What is the median number of students listed in the chart?

• A.

4

• B.

5

• C.

6

• D.

8

B. 5
Explanation
The median number of students listed in the chart is 5. This means that there are an equal number of students listed before and after the number 5 in the chart. Since there are no other numbers provided in the question, we can assume that the number 5 is the median.

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• 13.

• A.

Square W

• B.

Square X

• C.

Square Y

• D.

Square Z

C. Square Y
• 14.

A.
• 15.

• A.

8

• B.

6

• C.

3

• D.

2

D. 2
• 16.

### Juan and Billy recorded the heights using a tape measure, as shown below.  How much taller was Billy than Juan?

• A.

½ inch

• B.

1 inch

• C.

1 ½ inches

• D.

2 ½ inches

C. 1 ½ inches
Explanation
Billy was 1 ½ inches taller than Juan.

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• 17.

### Students in an art club listed their ages. What is the range of the ages listed on the table?

• A.

3

• B.

8

• C.

10

• D.

11

A. 3
Explanation
The range of the ages listed on the table is 3. This is because the range is the difference between the highest and lowest values in a set of data. In this case, the highest age listed is 11 and the lowest age listed is 8. Therefore, the range is 11 - 8 = 3.

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• 18.

### Carlton needs a  new toothbrush and some toothpaste. He can choose from the toothbrush colors and toothspace flavors shown in the pictures below. How many different combinations of 1 toothbrush color and 1 toothpaste flavor are possible?

• A.

2

• B.

3

• C.

5

• D.

6

D. 6
Explanation
There are 2 options for toothbrush color and 3 options for toothpaste flavor. To find the total number of combinations, we multiply the number of options for each item together: 2 (toothbrush color options) x 3 (toothpaste flavor options) = 6. Therefore, there are 6 different combinations of 1 toothbrush color and 1 toothpaste flavor possible.

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• 19.

### Zane jogged 2 miles each day for 6 days. Which equation below could be used to find the total number of miles that Zane jogged?

• A.

2 + 6 =

• B.

2 x 6 =

• C.

6 ÷ 2 =

• D.

6 - 2 =

B. 2 x 6 =
Explanation
The equation 2 x 6 can be used to find the total number of miles that Zane jogged. Multiplying 2 (the number of miles jogged each day) by 6 (the number of days) gives the total distance covered by Zane.

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• 20.

### Ida's mother made a large rectangular poster for the school Jog-a-thon. What is the perimeter of the poster?

• A.

16 feet

• B.

22 feet

• C.

26 feet

• D.

32 feet

D. 32 feet
Explanation
The perimeter of a rectangle is calculated by adding up the lengths of all its sides. Since the poster is described as a "large rectangular poster," it can be assumed that it has four sides. Therefore, the perimeter of the poster would be 32 feet, as it is the only option provided that matches this criteria.

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• 21.

### A medium-sized pizza costs between \$7 and \$9, depending on which toppings are ordered. Which is the best estimate of the cost for 3 medium-sized pizzas?

• A.

\$16

• B.

\$18

• C.

\$25

• D.

\$31

C. \$25
Explanation
The best estimate for the cost of 3 medium-sized pizzas can be found by taking the average cost of one pizza and multiplying it by 3. Since the cost of a medium-sized pizza ranges from \$7 to \$9, the average cost would be around \$8. Therefore, the best estimate for the cost of 3 medium-sized pizzas would be \$24.

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• 22.

### A dozen eggs costs \$0.34 in 1915. A dozen eggs costs \$1.20 in 1999. Which operation sign should be placed in the  to find out how much more a dozen eggs cost in 1999 than in 1915?                                                                                                       1.20  0.34

• A.

÷

• B.

X

• C.

+

• D.

-

D. -
Explanation
To find out how much more a dozen eggs cost in 1999 than in 1915, we need to subtract the cost in 1915 from the cost in 1999. The operation sign "-" should be placed between the cost in 1999 (\$1.20) and the cost in 1915 (\$0.34) to indicate subtraction.

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• 23.

### The gallon of milk on the scale shown below weighs 8 pounds. The scale is balanced with 4 equal-sized bags of sugar                                                                                                  What is the weight of 1 bag of sugar?

• A.

1 pound

• B.

2 pounds

• C.

4 pounds

• D.

8 pounds

B. 2 pounds
Explanation
The gallon of milk weighs 8 pounds and the scale is balanced with 4 equal-sized bags of sugar. Therefore, the total weight on each side of the scale is 8 pounds. Since there are 4 bags of sugar, the weight of each bag must be 2 pounds in order to balance the scale.

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• 24.

### Jackie used ¾ cup of sugar to make cookies                                                                           Which of the following is greater than ¾

• A.

⅛ cup

• B.

⅜ cup

• C.

⅝ cup

• D.

⅞ cup

D. ⅞ cup
Explanation
The given question asks which of the given options is greater than ¾ cup. The correct answer is ⅞ cup. This is because ⅞ is greater than ¾.

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• 25.

### Mr. Flores ordered six ice cream cones for his family and himself. Three of the six cones had chocolate ice cream. The fraction 3/6 represents the number of chocolate cones. Which fraction is equal to 3/6?

• A.

1/3

• B.

1/2

• C.

6/9

• D.

3/2

B. 1/2
Explanation
The fraction 1/2 is equal to 3/6 because both fractions represent the same amount. When simplified, 3/6 can be divided by 3 to become 1/2. This means that out of the six ice cream cones, three of them have chocolate ice cream, which is equivalent to half of the total number of cones.

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• 26.

### Kiley uses this spinner to play a game Kiley's pointer has an equal chance of landing on which two sections?

• A.

Sections 1 and 3

• B.

Sections 2 and 3

• C.

Sections 5 and 2

• D.

Sections 5 and 3

B. Sections 2 and 3
Explanation
The spinner has a total of 5 sections. Since Kiley's pointer has an equal chance of landing on any section, there is a 1/5 probability of it landing on section 2 and a 1/5 probability of it landing on section 3. Therefore, the correct answer is sections 2 and 3.

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• 27.

### Alexa saw many different shapes of windows on cars and trucks in a parking lot. Four of the windows she saw are drawn below. Which window appears to have only 1 line of symmetry?

• A.

Window 1

• B.

Window 2

• C.

Window 3

• D.

Window 4

D. Window 4
Explanation
Window 4 appears to have only 1 line of symmetry. A line of symmetry divides an object into two equal halves that are mirror images of each other. By visual inspection, it can be observed that Window 4 has a vertical line of symmetry passing through its center, while the other windows do not have this characteristic. Therefore, Window 4 is the correct answer.

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• 28.

B.
• 29.

### The swimming pool at the park needs to be filled. Which unit is best for measuring the amount of water needed to fill the pool?

• A.

Gallon

• B.

Ounce

• C.

Pint

• D.

Quart

A. Gallon
Explanation
The gallon is the best unit for measuring the amount of water needed to fill the pool because it is a larger unit of measurement compared to the other options (ounce, pint, and quart). The pool requires a significant amount of water, and gallons are commonly used to measure large volumes of liquid.

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• 30.

### A snail can crawl 30 inches in 1 minute. If the snail crawls at this speed in one direction for 6 minutes, how far, in inches, will it travel?

• A.

240 inches

• B.

180 inches

• C.

36 inches

• D.

5 inches

B. 180 inches
Explanation
The snail crawls at a speed of 30 inches per minute. If it crawls for 6 minutes, we can calculate the distance it will travel by multiplying its speed by the time it crawls. Therefore, 30 inches/minute * 6 minutes = 180 inches.

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• 31.

### Kaylie wants to buy dog treats for her 4 dogs. At the pet store she sees the boxes of treats shown below. Which box of dog treats should Kaylie buy so that each of her dogs can receive an equal number of treats without any treats left over?

B.
Explanation
Kaylie should buy the box of dog treats with 12 treats. Since she has 4 dogs, each dog will receive 3 treats (12 divided by 4 equals 3) and there will be no treats left over.

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• 32.

### Brenna, Carlos, Faye, and Lamir found shells while they were at the beach. The graph shows the number of shells each of them found. How many shells did Brenna and Faye find all together?

• A.

36

• B.

18

• C.

9

• D.

6

B. 18
Explanation
Brenna and Faye found a total of 18 shells. This can be determined by adding the number of shells each of them found, which is 9 shells for Brenna and 9 shells for Faye.

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• 33.

• A.

3 pounds

• B.

10 pounds

• C.

12 pounds

• D.

15 pounds

C. 12 pounds
• 34.

### Jeremy wants to save his money. Each week he puts more money into his piggy bank. If his savings pattern continues, how much money will Jeremy put into his bank in Week 5?

• A.

\$1.10

• B.

\$1.25

• C.

\$1.50

• D.

\$1.75

B. \$1.25
Explanation
Based on the given information that Jeremy puts more money into his piggy bank each week, we can infer that the amount of money he puts in increases over time. Since the options are in increasing order, we can conclude that Jeremy will put \$1.25 into his bank in Week 5.

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• 35.

### There are 287 girls and 344 boys at Rockville School Which expression shows the number of students at Rockville School?

• A.

344 - 287

• B.

344 + 287

• C.

344 x 287

• D.

344 ÷ 287

B. 344 + 287
Explanation
The expression 344 + 287 shows the number of students at Rockville School because it adds the number of boys (344) and the number of girls (287) together to get the total number of students.

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• 36.

### On the last day of school, Mrs. Thompson's third grade class ran an obstacle course. A map of the course is shown below. Which ordered pair best describes the location of the climbing wall?

• A.

(1,3)

• B.

(2,4)

• C.

(3,1)

• D.

(5,2)

A. (1,3)
Explanation
The climbing wall is located at the coordinates (1,3) on the map.

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• 37.

### Chan collects stamps. His stamp book holds 20 stamps per page. If he has completely filled 4 pages of his book, which of the following could be used to find the total number of stamps in his book?

• A.

20 + 4

• B.

20 - 4

• C.

20 x 4

• D.

20 ÷ 4

C. 20 x 4
Explanation
Chan's stamp book holds 20 stamps per page and he has completely filled 4 pages. To find the total number of stamps in his book, we can multiply the number of stamps per page (20) by the number of filled pages (4). Therefore, the correct answer is 20 x 4.

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• 38.

### Claude has 25 plastic bottles in a large bag. He placed 5 of the bottles in a 2-gallon recycling bin. Which of the following equations should be used to find the number of bottles Claude had left in the bag?

• A.

- 2 = 25

• B.

25 - 2 =

• C.

- 5 = 25

• D.

25 - 5 =

D. 25 - 5 =
Explanation
The correct equation to find the number of bottles Claude had left in the bag is 25 - 5. This equation subtracts the number of bottles placed in the recycling bin (5) from the total number of bottles (25), giving us the number of bottles that are left in the bag.

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• 39.

### The distance around the middle of Earth is 12,757 kilometers. What is the place value of the digit 1 in the number 12,767?

• A.

Hundreds

• B.

Hundred thousands

• C.

Ten thousands

• D.

Thousands

C. Ten thousands
Explanation
The place value of a digit in a number determines its position in relation to the decimal point. In the number 12,767, the digit 1 is in the ten thousands place. This means that it represents a value of 10,000.

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• 40.

### Peter weighed himself. The scale below shows his weight in pounds. Jan weighs less than Peter. Which of the following could be Jans's weight?

• A.

77

• B.

89

• C.

90

• D.

92

A. 77

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