3rd Grade Magic of Math Lesson Plans for Time, Capacity, and Mass

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  1. This BUNDLE contains all of our 3rd grade Magic of Math units (38 weeks of 3rd grade math instruction with EVERYTHING you need from minilessons, activities, interactive notebooking, games, word problems, and assessments!). To see a good description on each unit included, make sure you check out th
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The Magic Of Math Unit 7 for THIRD GRADE focuses on:

Week 1: Time: Telling Time to the Minute and Intro to Elapsed Time (using clocks and number lines)

Week 2: Time: Elapsed Time

Week 3: Measurement: Capacity

Week 4: Measurement: Mass and Weight

Here is what is included in this month long unit for 3rd grade:

-Daily Lesson Plans for 20 days

-Aligned with the 3rd Grade Common Core and TEKS

-20 Word Problems for each day that complement the skills

-Interactive Notebook Printables

-Games, Activities, and Crafts to enhance learning

-Minilessons with ideas on how to teach the skills as well as materials needed

-Vocabulary Cards

-I Can Statements


-Anchor Chart and Pocket Chart Materials

Want a Closer Look? Here are some (not all!) activities included:

- Two Large Whole Group Clock Templates and Materials

- Student Clock Template

- What Time Is It? Activity- students spin to create a time

- Sort the Clocks (Telling Time to the Minute)

- Telling Time to the Minute Posters

- Time to Wrap it Up! True/False Time to the Minute Whole Group Game

- I Spy Time

- What Time is It? Flap-ups

- Musical Time

- Roll! Read! Write!

- Time Match

- Elapsed Time with Number Lines and Clocks

- Time Passes By- Elapsed Time Prompts

- Elapsed Time Flap-Ups

- Drawing Number Lines to Measure Elapsed Time

- Elapsed Time Word Problems

- Start, Spin, and End! Elapsed Time Activity

- Time Assessment

-A Very Gummy Worm Time Travel

- Creating Your Own Elapsed Time Problems

- Elapsed Time with Subtraction

- Subtraction Flap Ups

- Cuckoo Clock Craftivity with Elapsed Time

- Finding the Start Time Word Problems

- It's Movie Time- finding the start time

- Using a number line to find the start time

- Multi-Step Elapsed Time Word Problems

- It's a Party- students plan a classroom party

- Word Problem Flap Ups

- I Have Who Has Elapsed Time

- Elapsed Time Assessment

- Capacity Posters

- Capacity Intro Lesson

- Capacity BINGO

- Capacity Catapult

- Less? More?

- Gallon Guy and Gallon Girl

- Capacity Manipulatives

- Capacity Riddles

- Lesson on liters and milliliters with class game

- Less Than, More Than, Exactly a Liter

- Metric Madness

- Sorting Objects

- Estimating Capacity Posters

- Estimating Riddles

- Estimating Volume Scoot

- The Lemonade Game- solve capacity word problems

- Capacity Assessment

- Customary Units Weight Posters

- Measuring Weight Headbandz

- More or Less (weight)

- Metric Units Weight Posters

- STEM project- creating a balance

- More or Less (mass)

- Musical Math Weight and Masses

- Gram"dunk" game to practice Metric Units

- Estimating Mass and Weight Posters

- Comparing and Estimating Weights

- Estimating the Weight of Objects

- Race to the Carnival Weight and Mass Word Problems

- Measuring Weight Assessment

What is the Magic of Math?

The Magic of Math is a series of math lesson plans and activities that can be used as your math curriculum or as a supplement to the program that you are already using. We provide the daily lesson plans, word problem, mini-lesson, activity, and interactive notebook entries for four weeks at a time. If you don't have time for it all, that's okay too! You can just pick and choose the pieces that you want to incorporate into your math block!

Are these activities repeats from other units you have?

Absolutely NOT! We create all new activities for each Magic of Math unit. They are all unique to this purchase and are not copy/pasted from things we have previously made.

What is the difference between Magic of Math and other units you have?

Magic of Math is organized as daily lesson plans with everything you need rather than just activities.


It is NOT a collection of worksheets. You will not find any worksheets in this series. Instead we use games, hands-on activities, engaging mini-lessons, and interactive notebooks to build our curriculum. We do try to keep in mind the amount of prep that is involved with the lessons, but some things will need to be printed, cut, and put together to use in your classroom.

Want to know more about Magic of Math?  You can find a blog post about it HERE!

Check out all 3rd Grade Math Units Below:

3rd Grade Magic of Math: THE BUNDLE HERE

Unit One: Place Value HERE

Unit Two: Addition and Subtraction HERE

Unit Three: Multiplication HERE

Unit Four: Division HERE

Unit Five: Fractions HERE

Unit Six: Geometry, Perimeter, and Area HERE

Unit Seven: Time, Capacity, and Mass/Weight HERE

Unit Eight: Data Analysis HERE

Unit Nine: Multiplication and Division HERE

Unit Ten: Money and Personal Financial Literacy HERE


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.
Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.


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