3rd Grade Back to School Math Activities | Beginning of the Year Math Games

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  1. Are you looking for easy-to-prep, FUN games to use with your 3rd grade class? Look no further! This yearlong third grade math game bundle is perfect for use again and again throughout the year. Your class will never be bored during math centers again! There are whole class math activities, oodles of
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This 3rd grade back to school math games pack includes EVERYTHING you need for reviewing math skills during the beginning of the year! With loads of fun back to school math activities, your students will be engaged all month long! Lots of third grade school math centers, games, and activities are included that spiral review second grade math skills for your third graders.

The best part about this game pack?? Your students get to review skills from the previous grade level! It's the perfect review after a long summer break! A recording sheet and answer key are provided with every game. A color and black version are available for easy printing.

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  • Addition and Subtraction Facts
  • Multiplication & Division Facts
  • Division Strategies
  • Multiplication Strategies
  • Round to Nearest 10 within 100
  • Add & Subtract within 1000
  • Place Value to 1000


  • Back to School Error Analysis Game (Add and Subtract within 1000)

Students look at each card and decide if the answer is right or wrong. Then, students put a green or red apple next to each one to show what they think of each answer. An answer key is included. Students practice adding and subtracting to 1000.

  • Back to School Gameboard (Multiplication Strategies)

Each time a student answers a card correctly, the student chooses a circle card randomly. The circle card tells whether to go forward or backward. The first person to make it to the finish line wins! Answer key & recording sheet included. Task cards practice solving multiplication equations using multiplication strategies such as skip counting, repeated addition, equal groups, and arrays.

  • Build a Backpack Game (Round to the Nearest 10 within 100)

Students race to be the first to pack their backpacks in this game! Each time students answer a task card, they get to add part of their school supply list to their backpack. There are chance cards included too. You never know who’s going to win based on this twist. The first person to finish shopping for their supplies wins! All task cards include rounding to the nearest 10 within 100.

  • Math Sort (Place Value to 1000)

Students decide which kids belong in each classroom. Students sort the cards according to the correct answers. A recording sheet and answer key are also provided. In this math sort, students practice place value to 1000 by sorting each expression onto the correct place value mat.

  • Teacher Mystery Game (Division Equations)

In this mystery, students try to figure out which teacher resides in each room! Once they solve each task card and know the answer, they know which teacher belongs where. They place that teacher at the correct door. For example, the purple-shirt teacher teaches in room 7. Students practice solving division equations.

  • 64 Back to School Math Puzzles

Students practice putting together 16 puzzles together for the following multiplication strategies: multiplication using skip counting, multiplication with arrays, multiplication with repeated addition, and multiplication with equal groups. I like to print on colored paper. They are easy to put together and great practice for math centers.

  • Back to School Whole Group Game: Multiplication and Division Game to Play with the Whole Class!

Two Ways to Play:

  • Way #1: Print and cut out all apples. Make sure all apples are cut in half. Randomly scatter the apples all over your classroom floor. Tell students they are trying to find as many matches as possible. Students hunt down apple halves that go together and collect matches. Set a time limit and let kids practice their math facts while playing!
  • Way #2: Print out 2 sets of apples (red and green). Split kids into two teams. Scatter apples all over your classroom. The two teams race to find as many matches in their team’s color before time runs out.

  • Digital Hide and Seek Game for Back to School

Have you ever wanted a FUN activity that is 100% editable and can be customized to any age level / any standard you are teaching? Do you need a game that you can use with the whole class OR just a few students? Something that can be used over and over again without becoming boring? Look no further! Every student I've ever encountered has LOVED the concept of hide-and-seek. In this DIGITAL hide and seek game, students are tasked with finding the hidden object by guessing answers to questions on the screen. In this version, all slides are school-themed.

And the coolest part? It can work for ANY subject and ANY grade level! Every slide and every question can be edited however you'd like!

How to Play Hide and Seek:

  1. This game is played in PowerPoint. Drag the object on the left behind any picture on the screen so it is “hiding”. Repeat this on each page so all 10 objects are hidden.
  2. Put the game in “Slide Show” mode to play!
  3. Have students “seek” where the object is by calling on students to say answers to the questions on the screen. Click to see if their guess is right.
  4. When you click each picture, it’ll magically disappear to see if the student has “found” the object!
  5. Whichever student finds the hidden object gets to come to the front of the room and call on students to guess on the next slide!
  6. Use the blank version to create whatever skill practice you’d like—math facts, letter recognition, spelling words…the sky is the limit!

**You can also play this in Google Slides and use it digitally. The way to set it up works slightly differently so make sure to read the included directions. **

Included Hide and Seek Pre-Made Games for You:

  1. Addition Facts to 20
  2. Mixed Review of Addition Facts
  3. Addition Double Facts
  4. Subtraction Facts to 20
  5. Mixed Review of Subtraction Facts
  6. Multiplication Facts from 1-10
  7. Mixed Review of Multiplication Facts
  8. Division Facts from 1-10
  9. Mixed Review of Division Facts
  10. Identify Numbers
  11. Blank Version (Make your own questions!)



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:
100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens - called a “hundred.”
The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones).
Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.


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