April Math for 3rd Grade is a collection of 14 challenging, fun and printable math activities. Each math activity is sure to stretch your students’ brains during the month of April or on Earth Day.
April Math activities reinforces and expands 3rd grade math skills in fun and interesting ways. Most activities are Earth Day themed and require either reasoning or problem solving skills. Some items include more than 1 correct answer choice.
Does math class need a new twist?
Do your 3rd grades say, “Not that again?! We’ve already done that?”
Do your students need to deepen their understanding of 3rd grade math concepts?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, April Math for 3rd Grade is for you.
This product contains 16 pages of CCSM problems aligned for 3rd grade. Here’s what you get:
Two-Step Problem Solving
– This includes 2 pages of recycling math problems, perfect for Earth Day or any day in April. The first page focus on two-stop problems that use addition. The second page focus on two-step problems that use multiplication. Use Recycle and Recycle Challenge on two separate days or the same day with differentiated sheets for your students.
Aligns with 3.OA.8, 3.NBT.2, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.5, 3.NBT.3
Addition and Subtraction within 1000
– Crack two different codes by correctly completing either a page of addition problems or a page of subtraction problems. Use the answers to decipher a message about Earth Day or National Jelly Bean Day. (Both are April 22.) Your students will love the code cracking and interesting facts about Earth Day and National Jelly Bean Day.
Aligns with 3.NBT.2
Fractions on a Number Line
– The math becomes more challenging as your students complete Earth Day Trail and Earth Day Trail challenge, the two worksheets devoted to fractions on a number line. Both pages are similar to performance task. Earth Day Trail and Earth Day Trail Challenge each include a Part A and Part B. Teaching tips are included for both pages. Use these to help make these challenge pages easier.
Aligns with 3.NF.2
Telling Time and Intervals of Time
– Your students will love Time to Plant Trees and Time to Fly Kites. Each page is designed to allow your 3rd graders a choice of which problems to answer. There are three rows of time questions:
• What time is shown on the clock? Worth 1 point each.
• What time will it be in ___ minutes? Worth 2 points each.
• What time was it ____ minutes ago? Worth 3 points each.
Students choose which questions to answer. Once they’ve earned 12 points the assignment is complete.
Aligns with 3.MD.1
– Flower Garden and Vegetable Garden are great scaled picture graph activities for Earth Day or any day in April or even May. Students are given a table with data. They select a key for the graph and create a scaled picture graph with the key. Choosing the “correct” key is trickier than it sounds. At first glance more than one answer seems correct. Sometimes more than one answer is correct. Don’t worry, we cover all correct answers in the key/rubric/scoring guide.
Aligns with 3.MD.3
Partitioning Shapes and Fractions of a Shape
– Planting Vegetables and Planting Fruits give your students the opportunity to partition shapes into equal parts. In each problem someone plants part of a garden in either vegetables or fruits. A rectangle with rulers along the left side and bottom represents the garden. Using the rulers as guides, students partition the gardens and shade the correct fraction of the area. Both printables require reasoning about the shapes and/or an understanding of equivalent fractions. The puzzling over how to accomplish the task will deepen understanding of fractions and equivalent fractions.
Aligns with 3.G.2
– April Math includes 2 performance tasks, Tom Designs a Garden and Jan Designs a Garden. While each are “only” 3 questions, these three questions “build” on each other and similar skills. These shorter performance tasks will help your students prepare for long performance task. A rubric and scoring guide are included for each problem. Share these with your students to help them understand all the parts that are graded.
Aligns with 3.OA.4, O.OA.6, 3.NBT.3, 3.MD.7, and 3.G.1
Use April Math For:
1. Test prep
2. Entire class
3. Small groups
4. Highly capable students
Here’s are some of the skills you’ll find in April Math:
1. Area Is Additive
2. Fractions on a Number Line
3. Creating Scaled Picture Graphs
4. Finding Unknown Side Lengths
5. Telling Time and Intervals of Time
6. Applying Properties of Multiplication
7. Addition and Subtraction within 1000
8. Partitioning Rectangles into Equal Areas
9. Fractions of Shape Divided into Equal Areas
10. Classifying Shapes Including Irregular Shapes
11. Two-step Problem Solving: Addition and Multiplication
Why you should own April Math for 3rd Grade:
1. Save time with easy to use printables.
2. Complete instructions and teaching tips.
3. Grading is easy with answer keys, rubrics and scoring guides.
4. Each activity is aligned with 3rd grade Common Core Math Standards.
5. Differentiation is a breeze with similar activities at different skill levels.
April Math for 3rd Graders is supplemental math perfect of all of April or for Earth Day. The challenges included in this product mean that some direct teaching is required. Follow the teaching tips and instructions to make these fun and challenging activities for your 3rd graders.
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