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Oh no!! The floor is lava! SERIOUSLY! In this cool "let's play pretend" activity, the floor has turned into lava! Students have to find the ten obstacles around the room (without touching the floor) and complete all twenty problems in order to win! While playing this fun game, students will practice math test prep that aligns with third grade common core math standards. This activity is a great way to make more meaningful connections to math in the real world. Students will embark upon a day of lava and volcanoes math activities. You can use this The Floor is Lava classroom transformation as 3rd grade math test prep review.
Your third graders will answer questions about measurement, fractions, operations and algebraic thinking, multiplication, division, geometry, and numbers in base ten.
You may also like this FREE Classroom Transformation Guide! It tells you exactly which Common Core Standards each third grade classroom transformation aligns with.
⭐ What is This? ⭐
Help your students tackle the lava in your classroom! What kid hasn't "played pretend" that the floor is lava! Now, it's possible to make it happen right inside your classroom! Students complete 10 math test prep challenges that are real-world math problems.
Print out all 10 volcano posters and all 10 aligned challenges. Distribute them around your room. Give each child a recording sheet. Explain to students that they will have to go around and solve all of the challenges without touching the floor (AKA lava)! They have to find all ten challenges you've left around the classroom and find the answers to each one. They use the recording sheet to mark off each challenge as they go.
There is also an additional writing activity where students scan the QR codes on each poster and find out fun facts about volcanoes!
This math activity is perfect for third graders. It aligns with all third grade math standards.
⭐ What's Included? ⭐
- Lava Warning Posters to hang outside your classroom to excite students
-10 Volcano Posters in Color and Black and White
-10 Math Challenges (20 total questions)
-Learning Target Poster
-Posters for Selfies Upon Completion
-QR Code Writing Activity for Early Finishers
-Certificate of Completion
-Instructions for Students
⭐ Skills Included ⭐
-Measurement (measure with Rulers, Capacity and Mass, Time, Graphs, Area and Perimeter)
-Fractions (Identify Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Whole Numbers)
-Numbers in Base Ten (Rounding, Addition, Subtraction, Multiply by Tens)
-Operations and Algebraic Thinking (Multiplication and Division)
-Geometry and Partitioning Shapes
✅Common Core Aligned
✅Great for 3rd Grade
✅QR Writing Activity
✅Includes Answer Keys
✅Covers a Variety of Skills
✅Learning Targets Specified
✅Tips to Help Make the "Lava Chaos" Fun!
✅Black and White and Color Versions Included
✅10 Math Review Challenges
This is a perfect review activity before the big end of year standardized testing math assessment or as an extra practice activity. It can be used as a spiral review and is easy to set up and implement. It is great for any class that needs something fun to reinforce previously taught math skills. The QR codes add in technology as well. Classroom transformation ideas are a new trend in education and can set the stage to engage!
I also call these my Monday Funday math games if you've seen them on Instagram! They are easy to implement classroom transformations.
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