August Enrichment Math for 3rd Grade is a collection of 15 challenging, enriching, printable math worksheets and 2 performance tasks covering 5 math skills categories. Each worksheet and performance task is designed to stretch your students’ brain as they review 2nd grade math skills and begin to explore 3rd grade math skills.
They’re themed for fun, enriching, challenging back to school work perfect August or September school starts.
Use August 3rd Grade Math For
1. Test prep
2. Entire class
3. Small groups
4. Highly capable students
Why you should own August Math for 3rd Grade
1. Save time with easy to use printables.
2. Complete instructions and teaching tips.
3. Use to start preparing students for testing.
4. Worksheets on the same standard progress in difficulty.
5. Grading is easy with answer keys, rubrics and scoring guides.
6. Each activity is aligned with 2nd and 3rd grade Common Core Math Standards.
The activities in August Enrichment Math for 3rd Grade build on 2nd grade math skills to introduce 3rd grade math skills.
Words to Know
– Two pages of illustrated math vocabulary cards are found at the beginning. These pages include 6 third grade math words that are key to understanding and success with the skills covered in August Math: Enrichment Math for 3rd Grade. Using and understanding these words make standardized testing much easier. Use the math vocabulary cards on your bulletin boards, word walls or copy for students’ math journals.
Fluently Add Within 1000
– There are 3 worksheets that build on a student’s abilities to add fluently within 1000. Students review addition with 2 or 3 addends; with or without regrouping. Students start reasoning about how to find unknown numbers, strategies using place value and the relationship of addition to subtraction.
Aligns with 2.NBT.5 and 3.NBT.2
Addition and Multiplication Expressions
– These 3 worksheets in this section link addition with multiplication. On the first two pages students are asked a questions. An illustration accompanies the questions. In the multiple choice questions, the students must select all the expressions that answer the question. The third page adds a new twist. Students select one of the three given questions. Then they write an addition and a multiplication expression that could be used to answer the question.
Aligns with 2.OA.4 and 3.OA.1
One-Step Problem Solving
– The 3 worksheets in this section introduce part/whole or part/part/whole models for problem solving. This is my personal favorite way to teaching problem solving because it develops an understanding of the problem rather than relying on key words. I’ve seen many students have success with this model.
Aligns with 2.OA.1, 2.NBT.5 and 3.NBT.2
Scaled Picture Graphs
– The 3 worksheets in this section requires lots of mathematical reasoning. Students start this section by creating a scaled picture graph where the key is given. The other pages require students to select a key to create the graph. At times more than one key is correct. On the last page, students create the graph and select questions that can be answered using the data on the graph.
Aligns with 2.MD.10, 2.NBT.2, 3.MD.3 and 3.OA.9
Telling Time, Time on a Number Line, Intervals of Time
- I can hear the groans now, not time on a number line and intervals of time this early in the year. I think I will pull my hair out. These 3 worksheets are great to introduce at the beginning of the year. Students are still fresh and more open to a challenge. Try one a week as a group. Go back later and have students do them on their own.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, students practice skip counting by 5’s to find the intervals of time.
Aligns with 2.MD.1, 2.NBT. and 3.MD.1
– August Math includes 2 performance tasks, Class Pizza Party
and Ice Cream Sundae
. While each are “only” 3 questions, these three questions “build” on each other and use skills taught in August Math. 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.
Answer Keys and Rubrics
– I would never leave you hanging. There are detailed answer keys, rubrics/scoring guidelines included.
– As always I start off each book with teaching tips. Be sure to check them out.
August Math for 3rd Graders is supplemental math perfect of all of August, September or for Back to School. 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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