3rd Grade Classroom Transformations MEGA BUNDLE

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This is the MEGA BUNDLE of 3rd Grade Classroom Transformations! These fun 3rd grade room transformations help make math memorable and meaningful as students learn to relate math to the real-world! These 40 EDITABLE room transformations are great for third graders. Each challenge reviews an important skill that 3rd grade students need to practice throughout the year in different careers. A print and digital version are included in every room transformation.

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When many people think of classroom transformations, they think:

“This would take me hours to set up.”

“This is going to cost so much money.”

“This looks so overwhelming.”

“I could never do this!”

What if I told you classroom transformations could be EASY to set up, FUN to implement, and STRESS-FREE?

Let's Start with the Basics...What is a Classroom Transformation?

A room transformation changes your room into a certain setting or theme to engage students in their own learning with rigorous content.

Classroom transformations are possible in EVERY classroom. You don’t have to spend hours of your time setting up a room transformation or spend lots of money to make it SO MUCH FUN!

All Classroom Transformations Included

NBT Standards:

Candy Shop: Rounding 3.NBT.1

Bowling: Addition 3.NBT.2

Weatherman: Subtraction 3.NBT.2

Space Day: Word Problems 3.NBT.2

Firefighter: Multiply by Tens 3.NBT.3

MD Standards:

Royal Palace: Tell Time 3.MD.1

Pilots: Elapsed Time 3.MD.1

Scientist: Mass/Capacity 3.MD.2

Donut Shop: Graphs 3.MD.3

Construction: Measure Rulers 3.MD.4

Athletes: Line Plots: 3.MD.4

Realtor: Area & Perimeter 3.MD.5-8

Safari: Area & Perimeter 3.MD.5-8

Doctor: Rectilinear Area 3.MD.7

Fraction Standards:

Farmer: Identify Fractions 3.NF.1

Race Car: Number Line Fractions 3.NF.2

Chef: Equivalent Fractions 3.NF.3

Pirate: Compare Fractions 3.NF.3

Detective: Fraction Review 3.NF.1-3

OA Standards:

Circus: Multiplication 3.OA.1

Camping: Division 3.OA.2

Zoo: Word Problems 3.OA.3

Magician: Missing Factors 3.OA.4/6

Ice Cream: Review 3.OA.1,2,4,6

Grocery Store: Properties 3.OA.5

Boot Camp: Multiplication Facts 3.OA.7

Vet: Multi-Step Problems 3.OA.8

Party: Multi-Step Word Problems 3.OA.8

Coffee Shop: Patterns 3.OA.9

Geometry Standards:

Artist: Geometry 3.G.1

Under the Sea: Geometry 3.G.1

Review Transformations:

Leprechaun: Multi-Skill Math Review

Dino Day: End of Year Review

Fall Review: Review Many Skills

Hawaii Day: End of Year Review

Floor is Lava: End of Year Review

Rock Star: End of Year Review

Halloween Math Review: Many Skills!

Thanksgiving Math Review: Many Skills!

Christmas Math Review: Many Skills!

How to Play

Step 1: Tell your third grade class that they are completing a room transformation today and will practice math skills. Students solve math challenges set up around the room. They can be completed in any order and you can choose how many challenges students complete or what time frame they have to meet YOUR needs.

Set-up is quick and easy. Simply print the 10 posters, the math worksheets, and a recording sheet for each student. Place them around your room and you’re ready to begin! Additional door décor, printable hats, name tags, admission tickets, a banner, and more are included if you want to use them!

Step 2: Let 3rd graders move around the room and solve each challenge. Each time students solve a math challenge, they go to the teacher to get it checked. Students can work independently, in partners, or in groups. Your choice.

Step 3: When grade 3 students finish all ten challenges (or however many you assign), they win! You can give them the certificate of completion included and the coloring page. I also reward my students with a cool eraser at the end.

Step 4 (OPTIONAL Fast Finisher Activity): Most of the time, there are early finishers. These kiddos get to go around the room and learn fun facts about the theme of the day! No one is ever bored. Choose from 3 different fun fact versions.

  • Digital Scavenger Hunt: Let students "find" the facts on Google Slides
  • Printable Fact Posters: Hang fact posters around the room for students to find
  • QR Codes: Students scan facts on an iPad or similar device to read fun facts

All Math Questions Are 100% Editable:

The PRINT version of the challenges is fully customizable! There are 3 versions included.

  1. Premade Version: The challenges are pre-made for you and are ready to print and go!
  2. 100% Editable Version: The challenges are pre-made for you but you can edit any text on the page! Change the title, the instructions, or the questions so they work best for your classroom.
  3. Blank / Create Your Own Content Version: Each challenge is blank and fully customizable. You can type anything you'd like on each page.

Please note: The digital version and clipart is not editable due to copyright laws.

What's Included?

  • Aligns with 3rd Grade Common Core and TEKS
  • Checklist to Keep You Organized
  • 10 Challenges Pre-Made for You
  • Black & White and Color Posters
  • Recording Sheet
  • Editable Math Challenges
  • Editable Instructions for Kids
  • Answer Keys Included
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Door Decorations and Banner
  • Learning Targets and Folder Inserts
  • Extra Decor Posters
  • Editable Admission Tickets and Name Tags
  • Coloring Page
  • Printable Hats
  • Digital Version Included for Use with Google Slides™
  • Fast Finisher Activity with Fun Facts (3 Versions Included)
  • Pictures of Set-Up & Shopping Guide for “Extras”
  • Tips to Make the Room Transformation Even More Fun!

Free Classroom Transformation Guide

You may also like this FREE Classroom Transformation Guide! It tells you exactly which Common Core Standards each third grade classroom transformation aligns with.

This is a perfect review activity before giving a math assessment or as an extra practice activity. Step by step lesson plans are included so you know exactly what to do. It can be used as a spiral review and is easy to set up and implement. Classroom transformation ideas are a new trend in education and can set the stage to engage!

You no longer need to spend hours prepping your classroom for your next classroom transformation! These hands-on, low prep activities will keep your students engaged while practicing rigorous material at the same time.

A Digital Version is Included!

With remote learning taking center stage in our communities, a digital version is now included! It's compatible with Google Slides™ and can be completed 100% digitally. That means no making copies and less prep for you!

How Does a Digital Classroom Transformation Work?

First, invite your students into a video call on whatever learning platform your school district uses. Set the scene and tell your class online what themed day they will be completing.

Then, assign your students the Google Slides™ activities that come with this digital classroom transformation. Each digital classroom transformation is interactive and has movable pieces for students to enjoy playing with. Every activity can be modified for what works best in your virtual classroom. A digital cover page, digital recording sheet, 10 digital challenges, and a digital certificate are included in the Google Slides file.

Finally, as a digital reward, students are invited to play the self-checking game that shows them fun facts about the theme of the day. It's engaging, interactive, and a great way to motivate students throughout the digital room transformation while completing distance learning.

Let's Break Down What Comes in the Digital Version:

Instructions for the Teacher

Instructions How to Assign in Google Classroom Individually or in Teams

10 Google Slides Challenges

Digital Answer Key for Teacher or Self-Checking

Digital Self-Checking Reward Game

Videos Explaining Best Practice /How To Set It Up

Digital Tips and Tricks

What Do You Need to Do to Access Digitally?

-The digital version was created with Google Slides™.

-This means you will need a Google email to make a copy for your Google Drive.

-You can assign these games by assigning them in Google Classroom or send them via email to students.

Choose which version works best for your classroom -- print, digital, or a combination of both!

These classroom transformations can be used for elementary children as a worksheet alternative, printables, in math stations, math tasks, occupations tasks, life skills games, in special education settings, for homeschool, practice with vocational skills, virtual field trip alternatives, community based instruction CBI, college and career readiness, job skills, life experience, breakout room alternatives, center rotations, vocation practice, math centers, as enrichment or remediation, pretend play, for students with special needs, project based learning, dramatic play, PBL math, in small groups, as test prep, as worksheets, escape room alternatives, homework practice (take what you don’t finish home for homework), community helper themed days, digital theme days, end of year themed days, classroom transformation kits, printables, and so much more! The math activities are made to be flexible so you can use them however you’d like in your classroom. Challenges are aligned to Common Core and TEKS.

This aligns with 1st Grade Texas TEKS:

  • TEKS 1.6A: classify and sort regular and irregular two-dimensional shapes based on attributes using informal geometric language
  • TEKS 1.6C: create two-dimensional figures, including circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares, as special rectangles, rhombuses, and hexagons
  • TEKS 1.6D: identify two-dimensional shapes, including circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares, as special rectangles, rhombuses, and hexagons and describe their attributes using formal geometric language

This aligns with 2nd Grade Texas TEKS:

  • TEKS 2.3A: partition objects into equal parts and name the parts, including halves, fourths, and eighths, using words
  • TEKS 2.3B: explain that the more fractional parts used to make a whole, the smaller the part; and the fewer the fractional parts, the larger the part
  • TEKS 2.3D: identify examples and non-examples of halves, fourths, and eighths
  • TEKS 2.6A: model, create, and describe contextual multiplication situations in which equivalent sets of concrete objects are joined
  • TEKS 2.6B: model, create, and describe contextual division situations in which a set of concrete objects is separated into equivalent sets
  • TEKS 2.9F: use concrete models of square units to find the area of a rectangle by covering it with no gaps or overlaps, counting to find the total number of square units, and describing the measurement using a number and the unit
  • TEKS 2.9G: read and write time to the nearest one-minute increment using analog and digital clocks and distinguish between a.m. and p.m.

This aligns with 3rd Grade Texas TEKS:

  • TEKS 3.3A: represent fractions greater than zero and less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using concrete objects and pictorial models, including strip diagrams and number lines
  • TEKS 3.3B: determine the corresponding fraction greater than zero and less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 given a specified point on a number line
  • TEKS 3.3C: explain that the unit fraction 1/b represents the quantity formed by one part of a whole that has been partitioned into b equal parts where b is a non-zero whole number
  • TEKS 3.3E: solve problems involving partitioning an object or a set of objects among two or more recipients using pictorial representations of fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8
  • TEKS 3.3F: represent equivalent fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using a variety of objects and pictorial models, including number lines
  • TEKS 3.3G: explain that two fractions are equivalent if and only if they are both represented by the same point on the number line or represent the same portion of a same size whole for an area model
  • TEKS 3.3H: compare two fractions having the same numerator or denominator in problems by reasoning about their sizes and justifying the conclusion using symbols, words, objects, and pictorial models
  • TEKS 3.4A: solve with fluency one-step and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction
  • TEKS 3.4B: round to the nearest 10 or 100 or use compatible numbers to estimate solutions to addition and subtraction problems
  • TEKS 3.4D: determine the total number of objects when equally-sized groups of objects are combined or arranged in arrays up to 10 by 10
  • TEKS 3.4E: represent multiplication facts by using a variety of approaches such as repeated addition, equal-sized groups, arrays, area models, equal jumps on a number line, and skip counting
  • TEKS 3.4F: recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts
  • TEKS 3.4G: use strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm, to multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number. Strategies may include mental math, partial products, and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties
  • TEKS 3.4H: determine the number of objects in each group when a set of objects is partitioned into equal shares or a set of objects is shared equally
  • TEKS 3.4J: determine a quotient using the relationship between multiplication and division
  • TEKS 3.4K: solve one-step and two-step problems involving multiplication and division within 100 using strategies based on objects; pictorial models, including arrays, area models, and equal groups; properties of operations; or recall of facts
  • TEKS 3.5A: represent one- and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers to 1,000 using pictorial models, number lines, and equations
  • TEKS 3.5B: represent and solve one- and two-step multiplication and division problems within 100 using arrays, strip diagrams, and equations
  • TEKS 3.5C: describe a multiplication expression as a comparison such as 3 x 24 represents 3 times as much as 24
  • TEKS 3.5D: determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers when the unknown is either a missing factor or product
  • TEKS 3.5E: represent real-world relationships using number pairs in a table and verbal descriptions
  • TEKS 3.6B: use attributes to recognize rhombuses, parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories
  • TEKS 3.6C: determine the area of rectangles with whole number side lengths in problems using multiplication related to the number of rows times the number of unit squares in each row
  • TEKS 3.6D: decompose composite figures formed by rectangles into non-overlapping rectangles to determine the area of the original figure using the additive property of area
  • TEKS 3.6E: decompose two congruent two-dimensional figures into parts with equal areas and express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole and recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape
  • TEKS 3.7A: represent fractions of halves, fourths, and eighths as distances from zero on a number line
  • TEKS 3.7B: determine the perimeter of a polygon or a missing length when given perimeter and remaining side lengths in problems
  • TEKS 3.7C: determine the solutions to problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes using pictorial models or tools such as a 15-minute event plus a 30-minute event equals 45 minutes
  • TEKS 3.7D: determine when it is appropriate to use measurements of liquid volume (capacity) or weight
  • TEKS 3.7E: determine liquid volume (capacity) or weight using appropriate units and tools
  • TEKS 3.8A: summarize a data set with multiple categories using a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, or bar graph with scaled intervals
  • TEKS 3.8B: solve one- and two-step problems using categorical data represented with a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, or bar graph with scaled intervals

This aligns with 4th Grade Texas TEKS:

  • TEKS 4.3C: determine if two given fractions are equivalent using a variety of methods
  • TEKS 4.3D: compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators and represent the comparison using the symbols >, <, or =
  • TEKS 4.5C: use models to determine the formulas for the perimeter of a rectangle (l + w + l + w or 2l + 2w), including the special form for perimeter of a square (4s) and the area of a rectangle (l x w)
  • TEKS 4.5D: solve problems related to perimeter and area of rectangles where dimensions are whole numbers
  • TEKS 4.8A: identify relative sizes of measurement units within the customary and metric systems

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Standards

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Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = __ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?.
Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × 2 = 10, then 3 × 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.)

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